The pervasiveness of IoT and embedded devices allows the deployment of services that were unthinkable only few years ago. Such devices are typically small, run unattended, possibly on batteries and need to have a low cost of production. As all software systems, this type of devices need to be updated for different reasons, e.g., introducing new features, improving/correcting existing functionalities or fixing security flaws. At the same time, because of their low-complexity, standard software distribution platforms and techniques cannot be used to update the software. In this paper we review the current limitations posed to software distribution systems for embedded/IoT devices, consider challenges that the researchers in this area have been identifying and propose the corresponding solutions.

Secure Firmware Update: Challenges and Solutions

Galdi, C;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The pervasiveness of IoT and embedded devices allows the deployment of services that were unthinkable only few years ago. Such devices are typically small, run unattended, possibly on batteries and need to have a low cost of production. As all software systems, this type of devices need to be updated for different reasons, e.g., introducing new features, improving/correcting existing functionalities or fixing security flaws. At the same time, because of their low-complexity, standard software distribution platforms and techniques cannot be used to update the software. In this paper we review the current limitations posed to software distribution systems for embedded/IoT devices, consider challenges that the researchers in this area have been identifying and propose the corresponding solutions.
2023
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