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IoTroop/Reaper information


Written by Jan Otte on Tuesday 17 April 2018 in the category Default with the tags , .

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  • Some time ago there has been questions about impact of IoTroop/Reaper Malware on our devices. A week ago there has been another inquiry. As it seems to be an (unexpected) pattern, this short information announcement is given to public.

    If you are really short of time, the basic information is:

    • If you adhere to the regular security practices (change the default password to something reasonable), the IoTroop/Reaper malware has no way into your router as the only way applicable to enter our routers at the time being ...

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    Conel OS 6.1.6 released


    Written by Jan Otte on Tuesday 13 March 2018 in the category Release with the tags .

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  • New version of firmware for our routers is available on Engineering Portal.

    Except the SR305 and SL302 which are destined for NAM market and thus a firmware change is a subject of certification, the 6.1.6 is available for majority of routers. Details of distributions can be found in the Firmware Distribution overview document.

    Just a quick repetition - you can always find the last firmware files available at Last firmware page and also directly linked to all appropriate Products.

    To name a few changes out of the Release Notes:

    Using notifications on EP


    Written by Jan Otte on Wednesday 7 March 2018 in the category Default with the tags .

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  • It has been some time since we implemented and enabled notifications on the Engineering Portal. The notifications are primarily meant as something extra for our distributors and partners (as it requires an account on EP), but for example the RSS can be used by anybody without an account needed - read on.

    The notification system we have is, thanks to the tagging system we use for all products and documents, quite unique however it could take some time getting used to. Also, we are still ...

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    PCNs available on Engineering Portal from now on.


    Written by Jan Otte on Wednesday 21 February 2018 in the category Default.

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  • PCN is a name for a specific type of document. The abbreviation means Product Change Notification. It is a kind of a document we issue when there is important change in one or more products we are manufacturing.

    Not every change in a product requires a PCN. The documents are here so that we can communicate changes that may have impact on our partners, distributors and customers. Other changes, like, replacing one end-of-life component with equivalent one, may not be significant enough for creating a ...

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    User Module FOTA Released!


    Written by Petr Hanuš on Tuesday 13 February 2018 in the category Default.

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  • The Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) user module is an additional feature of Advantech routers. This module will assure the correct firmware for cellular module is chosen, downloaded and installed into the router automatically. Only the firmware of the cellular module is updated (not the firmware of the router).

    The user module is easy to use – it can be activated with just one checkbox. The router must be connected to the Internet in order to use FOTA updates. The module checks for the new cellular module firmware every 24 hours. It is also possible to check ...

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    Patch for R-SeeNet – Alphanumeric SN


    Written by Petr Hanuš on Thursday 8 February 2018 in the category Default.

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  • Since January 2018, we have been using alphanumeric form of product serial numbers. An example of such number could be:

    ACZ1100123456787

    There are some ideas hidden behind the new serial number scheme but this post is about R-SeeNet.

    For those unfamiliar with R-SeeNet, it is a legacy Router monitoring tool that is still being supported and maintained.

    If you are using this tool, you need to update it via patch linked below to get reasonable level of support for the new serial numbers. Without this patch, the new serial numbers are not being displayed ...

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    Conel OS 6.1.5 also for SR305 and SL302


    Written by Petr Hanuš on Monday 29 January 2018 in the category Release with the tags , , .

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  • As you know, Conel OS 6.1.5 was released before Christmas with a few usual exceptions (SmartFlex SR305, SmartStart SL302, SPECTRE v2). Now, this firmware is also released for SmartFlex SR305 and SmartStart SL302 routers designed for the North American market.

    Pointing out a few notable changes:

    • Fixes for multiple Wifi vulnerabilies (KRACK and other CVEs).
    • All sensitive information in the text dialogs like passwords and pre-shared keys is now not visible in the UI so nobody looking over the shoulder is able to spot passwords.
    • IPSEC fixes - improved stability plus compatibility with Checkpoint VPN ...

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    Recent CPU vulnerabilities (Meltdown, Spectre)


    Written by Jan Otte on Thursday 11 January 2018 in the category Default with the tags .

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  • Early this year, a few vulnerabilities impacting inside-CPU code were announced.

    While there is not a full disclosure available to us at present time, we can tell a few things now.

    First, not all of the vulnerabilities are limited to x86 architecture. The ARM architecture is impacted as well.

    While keeping this brief and understandable, the nature of announced vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754) lies in the problems connected with a few techniques used inside of the CPU.

    The known impact is information leak via side effects of speculative execution. "Speculative execution" is nothing extraordinary. ...

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    Conel OS 6.1.5 released


    Written by Jan Otte on Friday 5 January 2018 in the category Release with the tags .

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  • New year, new bunch of fixes. Well, actually the new firmware was cooked before Christmas Eve so it was kind of a present...

    To make a long story short, 6.1.5 is released for the majority of routers - usual exceptions applies (Spectre v2, SR305, SL302, see firmware distribution overview).

    Pointing out a few notable changes:

    • Fixes for multiple Wifi vulnerabilies (KRACK and other CVEs).
    • All sensitive information in the text dialogs like passwords and pre-shared keys is now not visible in the UI so nobody looking over the shoulder is able to spot passwords.
    • IPSEC ...

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    FW 6.1.4 released


    Written by Jan Otte on Monday 9 October 2017 in the category Release with the tags .

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  • Conel OS 6.1.4 was released!

    This release is the first one released in Engineering Portal. The Firmware including release notes and firmware distribution overview can be found directly in the product you are interested about under the tab "Firmware" at the bottom of the product page.

    Note that you need to be logged in to be able to see firmware files.

    This release is a small bugfix release, containing fixes primarily for IPsec and also a few security fixes together with a few improvements. See release notes for details.

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