[==IMPORTANT==] Run MrFixit's Updater to v1.4!
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This was posted as an announcement, but for visibility I'm also posting it as a normal thread...


Just a few moments ago as of writing this announcement, MrFixit released a new update (v1.4) to the default OS install. It does not bring kernel upgrades, but it does add a test for an important issue which was discovered yesterday:

On some number of PBP systems (not all), the boot directory contains files belonging to the Sality class of Windows malware. It likely has been caused by one or more flashing/test stations at the factory which are infected by this malware. These files take the form of one or more .exe or .pif files with cryptic names, as well as an autoexec.inf file.

IT DOES NOT POSE ANY DANGER TO YOUR PINEBOOK PRO. Again, it is Windows malware, and can't run on Linux (especially ARM Linux!). However, in the interest of complete safety, MrFixit has pushed an update which includes a small script which tests for unexpected files in this boot partition and asks you if you wish to delete them. This script will only run once upon update, as the malware files can not reappear. The script is available here, if you wish to inspect it or run it on your own.

The factory will be notified of this issue, and hopefully it will not recur in the future.
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FIRE219

Is there a "Newest" version of MrFixits Debian/Mate available,  with the compilation of all the updates and improvements  ?
  or do we download the same OS as the PBP shipped with and update it from there  ?

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(11-04-2019, 10:22 PM)bcnaz Wrote: FIRE219

Is there a "Newest" version of MrFixits Debian/Mate available,  with the compilation of all the updates and improvements  ?
  or do we download the same OS as the PBP shipped with and update it from there  ?

         THANKS

For right now, download the factory OS and update once booted.
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(11-04-2019, 10:35 PM)fire219 Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 10:22 PM)bcnaz Wrote: FIRE219

Is there a "Newest" version of MrFixits Debian/Mate available,  with the compilation of all the updates and improvements  ?
  or do we download the same OS as the PBP shipped with and update it from there  ?

         THANKS

For right now, download the factory OS and update once booted.

How can we update through MrFixit updater with the Ubuntu installed ?
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(11-13-2019, 03:15 PM)Blackr0se Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 10:35 PM)fire219 Wrote:
(11-04-2019, 10:22 PM)bcnaz Wrote: FIRE219

Is there a "Newest" version of MrFixits Debian/Mate available,  with the compilation of all the updates and improvements  ?
  or do we download the same OS as the PBP shipped with and update it from there  ?

         THANKS

For right now, download the factory OS and update once booted.

How can we update through MrFixit updater with the Ubuntu installed ?

That updater isn't applicable to the Ubuntu image. It's a totally different system made by a different person. This particular issue with malware also isn't applicable, as installing the Ubuntu image would wipe it away.
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