6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2016 12:18 PM by Intel Corporation

    hardening edison products -- protecting flashing


      I haven't seen a good description of the Edison flashing process (like a principles of operation document).

      (I've seen the DFU protocol documents).


      Is there a way to password protect the flashing process?   It seems if you do things like:

         password protecting u-boot

         password protecting logins/eliminating logins

      someone determined can still:

         1) get the images off edison

         2) reflash the uboot/uboot  env to get at the system


      I've heard talk about epoxying an edison to a production board, without usb access (serial and usb OTG) -- which inhibits people from breaking into a system and

      protecting IP -- but makes post-mortem analysis of software failures very difficult.


      Is there a way to protect the flashing process?