Sep 28th

An issue was discovered on BLU R1 HD devices with Shanghai Adups software

By jeames

An issue was discovered on BLU R1 HD devices with Shanghai Adups software. The two package names involved in the exfiltration are com.adups.fota and com.adups.fota.sysoper. In the com.adups.fota.sysoper app's AndroidManifest.xml file, it sets the android:sharedUserId attribute to a value of android.uid.system which makes it execute as the system user, which is a very privileged user on the device. Therefore, the app executing as the system user has been granted a number of powerful permissions even though they are not present in the com.adups.fota.sysoper app's AndroidManifest.xml file. This app provides the com.adups.fota app access to the user's call log, text messages, and various device identifiers through the com.adups.fota.sysoper.provider.InfoProvider component. The com.adups.fota app uses timestamps when it runs and is eligible to exfiltrate the user's PII every 72 hours. If 72 hours have passed since the value of the timestamp, then the exfiltration will be triggered by the user plugging in the device to charge or when they leave or enter a wireless network. The exfiltration occurs in the background without any user interaction.

Sep 27th

Test for Adups’ spyware and disable it

By jeames

Kryptowire recently exposed Adups software preinstalled in thousands of phones by Adups. The spyware was collection (PII) personally identifiable information such as the apps usage data, contents of your text messages, and call logs and sending them to a third party server. This was done without the users knowledge.

The phones affected by Adups in US were the models manufactured by BLU Products. This company stated saying the problem had been fixed after an update by FOTA provider Adups. The company altered the applications responsible for the spyware so that they can no longer collect and gather any PII.

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After Kryptowire released more details concerning the report it made, there is a possibility that this fix may just be getting rid of the larger problem under the rug. According to Kryptowire, the spyware isnt only limited to Adup-related packages. The exfiltration app logic can be transferred to any other package. It can also steal your PII assuming the application has the permissions to get the owners personal data.

On the handset, the two apps causing the Adups issue cant be disabled in any way by the users, unless they root their handsets and delete them.

FOTA provider Adups stated that they used the remote app (un)installation abilities to update com.adups.fota application with one which doesnt exfiltrate personal identifiable information. They could also use the remote uninstallation capabilities to get rid of the com.adups.fota.app and alter a few parameters in the server to start efiltration again. This is the solution till they offer a firmware update which substitutes the com.adups.fota.package.

Test your device for Adups spyware

How can your test your handset if it is affected? Normally, according to Kryptowire, youd have to make sure your handset is rooted to locate the affected files and deactivated them. Fortunately, there is another workaround that is more convenient.

Android Phones that can be affected by Adups Chinese Spyware

You only need to download an application called Debloater which is available on macOS and Windows.

Install the program.

Install Debloater and make sure USB debugging on your handset is activated. Connect your smartphone to a computer that has an effective USB cable and hit Read Device packages which is found at the top-left side of the programs window.

The program reads all your phones packages and then list them alphabetically. Adups is at the topmost of the list. In case you happen to see the two packages, you handset is affected. If this is not the cause, you are good to go.

Disable the spyware

Select the Adups packages (com.adups.fota.sysoper and com.adups.fota) by checking the box at the left side of their names.

Tap Apply and then let Debloater do the rest for you. If you hit Read Device Packages, it should show that the two packages are blocked.

Source: Wonderhowto

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Sep 8th

Using FOTA as the core, Adups focus on ADM service (Alternative: From FOTA to ADM Adups focus on create “ Adups Cloud”)

By jeames

From FOTA(Firmware Over-the-Air) to ADM(Adups Device Management) smart-facility management, Adups realized landmark leaping development on business part in four years. Adups creates “Adups Cloud” on the basis of big data and with the main part of ADM and FOTA technology smart terminal control platform. By this way, Adups make further improvement for its own products.

 Using Accumulative Strength to Create FOTA Reliable Brand 

 As an advance enterprise to enter the upgrade-system field, Adups solution methods can help overcome users problems of upgrade and improve software by using Adups big data technology. Adups FOTA have all-round solution methods for enhance users experience, and stays ahead in this field.

As the leader of this field, Adups has high loyalty of customers. Adups keeps accumulating reputation by stable products, service idea and service capability. From FOTA to ADM, every time Adups tried their best to offer better solution of facility-control and service and better users experience.

 Take Advantage of The Trend of Times, Arrange ADM Comprehensive Layout

 With the booming development of mobile Internet, Internet of Things and other relevant technologies(AI, VR, Industry4.0, etc), the networking-facilities are more various and increased. From the household appliance to wearing-facility, from functional facility to auto service system, the smart-hardware become flourishing.

Depending on acute feeling of the market, lately, Adups announced a strategic aim  the global-leading advance control terminal Cloud . Adups utilize big data to realized the strategic upgrade from FOTA to ADM.

Its known that Adups is a Cloud management platform based upon OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). In the entire of life circle of Internet terminal, Adups aims at realizing maintenance of facilities and reliability and optimizing performance index and smart degree, then promoting whole value.

Adups ADM Cloud is completely compatible with OMA standard Server and can interlink with other main server. This function caters to the market requirement which decided by operator. Moreover, by using the UI Reference Model of ADM client side it can realizes management requirements of all kinds of facilities in open market and industry market.

Nowadays, this function has been used in smart-phone, mobile suit, intelligent-wearing and other smart-hardware. It successfully realizes terminal discovery, diagnoses, gathering and allocation, management of software, upgrade of hardware, remote controlling, locking and deleting, management of security, etc.

Adups keeps the leading place since FOTA upgrade function and it scored a first by releasing ADM Cloud platform. That ensures a strong foundation for Adups enters the Internet of Things. In the terminal of both mobile and IoT, Adups offers services of optimizing system, management of facilities and data.

According to the evaluation, til the 2020 90 autos own the ability of connecting the Internet. That meas smart-auto will become another huge adapter market after smart-phone. Adups decided the developing trend that expends the target market to IoT from this.

Adups entered the smart-auto field firstly in 2015 and became the supplier of FOTA technology for smart-auto. Adups utilizes the accumulative experience from smart-phone to smart-auto, and this makes it lead in other counterparts in researching and developing products, cost of after-sale service, users experience and credibility of brand. This urges Adups sizes the opportunity and hold advantage.

In the auto with Adups FOTA components, users only need to click three times to realize upgrading of hardware fast, stably, exactly. Car owners can also enjoy upgrade function without changing hardware facilities. The cooperated partners can realize system-upgrade conveniently and quickly and develop new functions. This technology cuts the after-sale service cost and also improves the user satisfaction efficiently.

 So far Adups have cooperated with BYD, CLL, Dudu, PWD, YSJ, YZ, etc. Adups combined this technology of rear-view mirror and driving recorder.

 From the trend of the development, IoT has a extensive scope of application because it can offer different solutions for different area. According to the prediction from Gartner, the expenditure of IoT will reach 235,000million dollar in 2016. It grows 23 than 2015. The most valuable part among IoT is professional detail service market. The expense of this part will more than 215,000 million dollar, and the growth rate is 21.

 In this new time, IoT expands and stretches the user interface among everything to communicate and cooperate the information. The flexible strategic business change certainly gives Adups a vast prospect in IoT field.

Sep 8th

Using FOTA as the core, Adups focus on ADM service (Alternative: From FOTA to ADM Adups focus on create “ Adups Cloud”)

By jeames

From FOTA(Firmware Over-the-Air) to ADM(Adups Device Management) smart-facility management, Adups realized landmark leaping development on business part in four years. Adups creates “Adups Cloud” on the basis of big data and with the main part of ADM and FOTA technology smart terminal control platform. By this way, Adups make further improvement for its own products.

 Using Accumulative Strength to Create FOTA Reliable Brand 

 As an advance enterprise to enter the upgrade-system field, Adups solution methods can help overcome users problems of upgrade and improve software by using Adups big data technology. Adups FOTA have all-round solution methods for enhance users experience, and stays ahead in this field.

As the leader of this field, Adups has high loyalty of customers. Adups keeps accumulating reputation by stable products, service idea and service capability. From FOTA to ADM, every time Adups tried their best to offer better solution of facility-control and service and better users experience.

Take Advantage of The Trend of Times, Arrange ADM Comprehensive Layout

 With the booming development of mobile Internet, Internet of Things and other relevant technologies(AI, VR, Industry4.0, etc), the networking-facilities are more various and increased. From the household appliance to wearing-facility, from functional facility to auto service system, the smart-hardware become flourishing.

Depending on acute feeling of the market, lately, Adups announced a strategic aim  the global-leading advance control terminal Cloud . Adups utilize big data to realized the strategic upgrade from FOTA to ADM.

Its known that Adups is a Cloud management platform based upon OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). In the entire of life circle of Internet terminal, Adups aims at realizing maintenance of facilities and reliability and optimizing performance index and smart degree, then promoting whole value.

Adups ADM Cloud is completely compatible with OMA standard Server and can interlink with other main server. This function caters to the market requirement which decided by operator. Moreover, by using the UI Reference Model of ADM client side it can realizes management requirements of all kinds of facilities in open market and industry market.

Nowadays, this function has been used in smart-phone, mobile suit, intelligent-wearing and other smart-hardware. It successfully realizes terminal discovery, diagnoses, gathering and allocation, management of software, upgrade of hardware, remote controlling, locking and deleting, management of security, etc.

Adups keeps the leading place since FOTA upgrade function and it scored a first by releasing ADM Cloud platform. That ensures a strong foundation for Adups enters the Internet of Things. In the terminal of both mobile and IoT, Adups offers services of optimizing system, management of facilities and data.

According to the evaluation, til the 2020 90 autos own the ability of connecting the Internet. That meas smart-auto will become another huge adapter market after smart-phone. Adups decided the developing trend that expends the target market to IoT from this.

Adups entered the smart-auto field firstly in 2015 and became the supplier of FOTA technology for smart-auto. Adups utilizes the accumulative experience from smart-phone to smart-auto, and this makes it lead in other counterparts in researching and developing products, cost of after-sale service, users experience and credibility of brand. This urges Adups sizes the opportunity and hold advantage.

In the auto with Adups FOTA components, users only need to click three times to realize upgrading of hardware fast, stably, exactly. Car owners can also enjoy upgrade function without changing hardware facilities. The cooperated partners can realize system-upgrade conveniently and quickly and develop new functions. This technology cuts the after-sale service cost and also improves the user satisfaction efficiently.

 So far Adups have cooperated with BYD, CLL, Dudu, PWD, YSJ, YZ, etc. Adups combined this technology of rear-view mirror and driving recorder.

 From the trend of the development, IoT has a extensive scope of application because it can offer different solutions for different area. According to the prediction from Gartner, the expenditure of IoT will reach 235,000million dollar in 2016. It grows 23 than 2015. The most valuable part among IoT is professional detail service market. The expense of this part will more than 215,000 million dollar, and the growth rate is 21.

 In this new time, IoT expands and stretches the user interface among everything to communicate and cooperate the information. The flexible strategic business change certainly gives Adups a vast prospect in IoT field.

Aug 16th

ST Announces Robust and Reliable USB Type-C ?? Controller

By jeames

STMicroelectronics has introduced two new USB Type-C ™ standard certified port controller chips. The new product built-in protection circuitry helps designers achieve cost-effective interfaces that support USB integration requirements, including Power Negotiation, Managed Active Cables, and Guest Protocols stand by).

 

  USB Type-C standard provisions of the cable can be positive and negative plug, so that the interconnection of various devices become more simple. The Type-C interface also supports all USB features, including 480Mbps USB 2.0 and 10Gbps USB 3.1 data transfer; 5V / 0.5A, up to 20V / 5.0A power supply; extended connection distance of Managed Active Cables active cable management; with the same cable Transmission of HDMI or DisplayPort and other protocol signals in alternating mode. Allowing users to connect more easily, to ensure that each line is connected correctly, need to use more complex interface components. In addition, the power supply function of the 20V maximum bus voltage (VBUS) requires additional circuitry to protect the low voltage circuit.


STMicroelectronics' new control chip simplifies the design of the designer, one of which is a dedicated control chip for the downstream port (DFP), and the other is a dual-role port (DRP) controller that can be used to control downstream ports (DFP), And can be used to control the uplink port (UFP). Two new products support Type-C cable connection and interface direction detection, the operating voltage range of 3V to 22V, no external regulator, which can reduce the number of components, saving board space.      Using STMicroelectronics' high-performance analog CMOS process, the new USB Type-C controller combines low power and robustness and high voltage advantages. CC line overvoltage protection up to 22V, high voltage pin up to 28V, if the accident on the VBUS short circuit, overvoltage protection mechanism to prevent the circuit burned. VBUS and VCONN power lines also have a single chip discharge circuit, allowing users to safely pull out the cable

 

The STUSB4710 DFP controller is primarily used for power supply terminals such as AC power adapters, power supplies, USB HUB splitter, cradle, smart plugs, and displays. This chip integrates all the circuitry needed to shake hands with the connected device, supporting up to five deliveries (Power Delivery Profiles). Through the internal non-volatile memory, the parameters can be fully customized to deal with the entire connection process, no external CPU intervention, it can be used directly, without additional hardware and software. If it is a multi-port application (for example, a dragline), through a I²C interface, multiple STUSB4710 chips can be connected to a microcontroller (MCU) to implement the power allocation algorithm.

 

STUSB1602 can manage USB Type-C ports in power supplies or devices. On-chip configuration channel (CC) control logic can manage the entire connection establishment process, including selecting VBUS default, medium or high current mode. In addition, the chip also integrates a protected programmable 600mA VCONN power switch to support accessories and active cables. STUSB1602 also implements a USB PD physical layer (including biphase tagged IP) that supports external microcontrollers to implement the transport software stack. The hardware and software are certified via USB PD 2.0 receiving terminal and power supply terminal. In addition, the product is compatible with USB PD 3.0 core features and most options. STUSB1602 supports attachment mode and battery no power mode.

 

    The product is available in 4mm x 4mm QFN24 package.

 

    The STUSB1602 evaluation board (P-NUCLEO-USB002) includes the STM32F0 microcontroller and a type-C cable.

 

    STUSB4710 evaluation board (STEVAL-ISC003V1) built-in DC / DC converter

 

Aug 15th

Adups FOTA is overall suitable to Gaotong platform, providing wireless-upgrade service for Internet-of-Things terminal

By jeames

As the strategic partner of Gaotong in FOTA field, Adups has the same plan in Internet-of-Things market. In 2015, Adups entered Internet-of-Things market and the main target is smart hardware facility. Adups developed smart-car, smart-wearing, smart-robot, smart-home and the popular product --VR.

 

Adups enhances ability and strength to enter this new field fast and conveniently by accumulating professional technology and experience. At present, Adups cooperates with BYD, YSJ, Loulan technology, Dudu, Feige, etc. Adups provides deep FOTA service for them. In the smart-home market, Adups cooperates with smart-TV, smart-box, robot and some other clients. And in VR/AI market, Adups offers full service for DapengVR, Weijing, etc.

From comprehensive adaptation to Gaotong to all main platform, from mobile to Internet-of-Things, Adups devotes itself to make the FOTA perfect. Both the mobile terminal and Internet-of-Things market, users experience is the key point for protect acceptance. Adups uses the technology accumulation to ensure that provides users system-optimization, facility-control and data-control service, helps them realize more value, on the basis of the technology iteration.

 

Aug 10th

what's the delationship between the BYD and adups?

By jeames

MWC opened in Shanghai on 28th June, 2017. As the advance FOTA system supporter ADUPS attended this exhibition with the theme of “more smart of the terminal”. ADUPS together with BYD showed the innovative solutions of Internet-of-vehicle OTA.

Merit: By using ADUPS FOTA, promote all-round driving experience

 In order to promote users’ experience, BYD collaborate strategically with ADUPS in 2016 and ensure the electric vehicle can have FOTA promotion function. On one hand, by using FOTA function optimizes the configuration continually, improves potential secure problems and makes vehicle system keep pace with the tide. On the other hand, this ensures the version of system update steadily, and offers new functions for users continually, at the same time, optimizes and updates the human-computer interface for catching the best experience. ADUPS FOTA improves the vehicle experience from security, stability and user experience and etc.

Merit : Beautiful Appearance—center control big panel

Qing 100 has obvious changes than 1.5T(Special Edition). The center control part had been redesigned. It’s steering wheel with a flat bottom, a large center control LCD. It has 360 panoramic image, navigation, entertainment and some other functions.

Merit : Motive Power-- duration performance 100 kilometers

This electric vehicle exhibited is the upgrade of the old one. The external form was adjusted slightly, the designation and practice functions are all improved. What’s more, the new version adds the capacitance of battery, so the duration performance raise to 100 kilometers. This innovation start “one hundred kilometers pure electric power era” of the hybrid vehicle of China market

Merit : Configuration—upgrade by upgrade

On configuration, the new BYD vehicle has electric back door, panoramic skylight, PM2.5 green air-clean-system, front seats ventilation and heating function. In security aspect, the new car has self-adaption cruise function, blind spot warnings function, all-round 360 images function.

This time BYD Qing100 is firstly applied ADUPS FOTA and also “AUDPS BYD group” shows their achievements after struggling 300 days and nights.

As the upgrading version vehicle, Qing 100 pure electric duration, the base of the vehicle setting and technology configuration all has big progress. We believe that Qing100 with OTA function can bring the users eternal new experience and lead new energy vehicle tide.

Aug 7th

BYD Qing100 Made Appearance at MWC Carrying ADUPS Promote Driving Experience

By jeames

MWC opened in Shanghai on 28th June, 2017. As the advance FOTA system supporter ADUPS attended this exhibition with the theme of “more smart of the terminal”. ADUPS together with BYD showed the innovative solutions of Internet-of-vehicle OTA.

Merit: By using ADUPS FOTA, promote all-round driving experience

 In order to promote users’ experience, BYD collaborate strategically with ADUPS in 2016 and ensure the electric vehicle can have FOTA promotion function. On one hand, by using FOTA function optimizes the configuration continually, improves potential secure problems and makes vehicle system keep pace with the tide. On the other hand, this ensures the version of system update steadily, and offers new functions for users continually, at the same time, optimizes and updates the human-computer interface for catching the best experience. ADUPS FOTA improves the vehicle experience from security, stability and user experience and etc.

Merit : Beautiful Appearance—center control big panel

Qing 100 has obvious changes than 1.5T(Special Edition). The center control part had been redesigned. It’s steering wheel with a flat bottom, a large center control LCD. It has 360 panoramic image, navigation, entertainment and some other functions.

Merit : Motive Power-- duration performance 100 kilometers

This electric vehicle exhibited is the upgrade of the old one. The external form was adjusted slightly, the designation and practice functions are all improved. What’s more, the new version adds the capacitance of battery, so the duration performance raise to 100 kilometers. This innovation start “one hundred kilometers pure electric power era” of the hybrid vehicle of China market

Merit : Configuration—upgrade by upgrade

On configuration, the new BYD vehicle has electric back door, panoramic skylight, PM2.5 green air-clean-system, front seats ventilation and heating function. In security aspect, the new car has self-adaption cruise function, blind spot warnings function, all-round 360 images function.

This time BYD Qing100 is firstly applied ADUPS FOTA and also “AUDPS BYD group” shows their achievements after struggling 300 days and nights.

As the upgrading version vehicle, Qing 100 pure electric duration, the base of the vehicle setting and technology configuration all has big progress. We believe that Qing100 with OTA function can bring the users eternal new experience and lead new energy vehicle tide.