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Mender Enables Over-The-Air Software Updates in NXP's i.MX 8M Family of Application Processors

We are excited to announce our collaboration with NXP to facilitate the ever increasing demand for over-the-air (OTA) software updates in industrial, consumer, end-to-end security, privacy and smart connected Internet of Things (IoT) markets. NXP is the world leader in high performance mixed signal solutions holding number one position in various verticals including Automotive and Identificati...

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Mender 2.1 beta: Deploy your first application easily

19th Aug 2019

Mender 2.1 beta is here and ready for you to try!

The focus for Mender 2.1 is Application-based onboarding. The goal is that new Mender users can deploy their own application in as little time as possible when starting from scratch!

The key features of Mender 2.1 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.1.0 beta release notes.

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Get started easily: New onboarding in Hosted Mender

14th Aug 2019

An easier way to get started with over-the-air updates has been released to Hosted Mender!

Onboarding -- welcome

The new onboarding tutorial will take you through installing Mender and deploying a demo application on your existing device and OS, which should take less than 10 minutes.

Onboarding -- connect device

After this you will be guided through creating your own update and deploying this to your device as well.

Thanks to the Mend...

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What Is a Mender Update Module, How It Works and Why Use It?

In Mender taxonomy, an Update Module is essentially a method for deploying over-the-air (OTA) software updates with the advantage of customizability and flexibility at its core. See Two Ways to Update Embedded Devices Over-The-Air.

Before getting into Update Modules, let’s refresh what Mender Client and Mender Artifact are. Mender Client is a process that runs in user space on top of an em...

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U.S. government imposes stricter IoT security measures on D-Link

Everyone in the industry knows IoT security is a mess. The industry has proven incapable of coping with cybersecurity problems as the commoditization of technology doesn’t allow for any unnecessary costs, including security.

Following an indictment of D-Link by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) back in 2017, a few weeks ago the parties agreed to a settlement that seems to put some real security mea...

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