UConnect, more botnets, and poor OTA updating practices
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...Read the article
Quick Start Package for Mender OTA implementation
We have introduced a Quick Start Package to get users up and running rapidly with Mender OTA for their embedded Linux project. This will include 40 billable hours of professional services (consulting) to help you port the Mender client to your custom board as well as a 6 month subscription of our software support for up to 300 devices for added peace of mind.
The support subscription will inclu...Read the article
Embedded Linux Conference 2016
We would like to thank the organizers of the Embedded Linux Conference for having us participate in their event.
You can find the slides for one of our talks, Cryptography basics for embedded developers, on Linux Foundation’s site here.Read the article
Partition layout design for embedded devices to enable image-based updates
Software updates for embedded devices are typically deployed as full image updates. There are many design considerations take into account in the partition table layout to enable full image updates, includingDo configuration settings need to be preserved during updates? Does the device storage controller support wear leveling or should this be handled by the operating system? Will th... Read the article
Firmware over-the-air: package-based vs image-based updates
Here at Mender.io, we did a comprehensive survey with embedded developers and what they did with devices that required software updates over-the-air (OTA). Our findings included two very distinct approaches to handling updates, which we will go over in more detail in this blog post.
The results of our survey included the following:Read the article