Mender blog

Tell us your story using Mender and get free Mender swag!

6th Mar 2018

We would love to hear how you're using Mender today and if you'd be open to sharing a blog post about it and your use case (although that's not necessary), we'd very much appreciate it.

We'll mail you a Mender T-shirt (pictured is a very used Mender shirt - we promise we'll send you a brand new one), a Mender laptop sticker, and a Mender luggage tag. Email us at with you...

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UConnect, more botnets, and poor OTA updating practices

15th Feb 2018

There have been some recent negative press on updating connected devices, including the OTA update that Fiat Chrysler sent out that causes endless reboots to their UConnect system. Another story that is gaining attention is the infection of tens of thousands of Dasan routers by the Satori malware, which is based on Mirai. Mirai is best known for infecting a large number of connected devices wh...

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Mender 1.4 beta: Preauthorize devices

9th Feb 2018

Mender 1.4.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

In addition, we are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.3.1! The Mender 1.3.1 release notes contains the details on the improvements in the Mender 1.3.1 patch release.

The key features of Mender 1.4 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.4.0 beta release notes.

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Our talk at FOSDEM on IoT Botnets, Linux devices, and the absence of basic security hardening

7th Feb 2018

A member of our team, Greg Di Stefano, had a talk at FOSDEM in Brussels earlier this month. The talk was about IoT Botnets, Linux devices, and the absence of basic security hardening.

We apologize to the folks who could not attend the talk due to the limited room capacity, but we hope you enjoy this talk now.

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Mender integration with the Toradex Colibri iMX7

5th Feb 2018

We have provided a How-to guide on getting Mender OTA integrated to the Toradex Colibri iMX7. This will show you how to get a Yocto build with Mender integrated on this production-grade board. Toradex provides high quality embedded hardware and we have partnered with Toradex due to their mature BSP based on Yocto, the many Toradex contributions to Yocto and OpenEmbedded, and their full range o...

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