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The End of Easy Password guessing ….. this time in the UK

6th Feb 2020

Just a few days after California passed a new law preventing the use of default passwords in connected devices, the United Kingdom follows up with a similar, but even more comprehensive law.

In a press release from the UK government on January 27th 2020 called “Government to strengthen security of internet-connected products”, the new law and its implications are clearly outlined. The meas...

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Avoid product downtime and improve customer experience with Schedule Deployments

4th Feb 2020

Typically connected devices run through predictable cycles when they are unused or less used, for instance day versus night time. Times of idleness represent good opportunities to deploy a software update, as any downtime (such as a reboot) will most likely not affect users negatively.

Mender's focus on providing a robust update process makes it suitable for unattended updates, where no humans n...

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Come see us at Embedded World, 25 - 27 February 2020 // Nuremberg, Germany

3rd Feb 2020

We invite you to see us at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Do you want to see a demo of the latest Mender version, talk business, partnership opportunities, or have a plain low-level geek conversation, we are excited to meet new and existing users and customers.

Also, Mender's co-founder and CTO Eystein Måløy Stenberg will give a talk on OTA software updates for connected devices. Join u...

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The intersection of modern OTA updates and configuration management

30th Jan 2020

The term over-the-air (OTA) updates is today often used interchangeably with “software updates” in the context of connected devices and IoT.

However, the term originates from the telecom industry, where it has been used for a much wider scope than just software. For example, a special type of SMS message from the cellular provider to all phone subscribers can change the way phones are configure...

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Choosing Yocto as your build system for your IoT project

29th Jan 2020

Going from prototyping to production, one has many options to choose from to develop their IoT project. Yocto and other open source build systems such as Buildroot provide an automated, reliable and reproducible way to generate custom distribution images. Additionally, choosing a build system gives you complete control of the software and you can configure it to do anything you wish. It enab...

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