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Mar
23
Blancco 5 Mobile 1.1.2 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 23.03.2015 14:59

Release notes for Blancco 5 Mobile 1.1.2

Features

  • High volume erasing capability: In version 1.1.2 it is possible to erase even more devices simultaneously using a single workstation. This is accomplished with intelligent controlling of USB resources. If the amount connected devices exceeds the threshold set for the USB bus, part of the devices will be queued and will be appear as "Out of resources" in the user interface. Once resources are freed, e.g. when erasures are completed, the queued items can proceed. No more than 20 devices should be connected to a single USB bus.
  • Software update from network: Now it is possible to update the PC software if a newer version is available on the Blancco servers.
  • Unlock iOS devices with passcode: If an iOS device is locked with a passcode, it can be erased without any interaction from the user. The lock is automatically bypassed by setting the device into recovery mode.
  • Status bar: New status bar in the user interface allows you to monitor the connection status of the network and Management Console, as well as status of USB, HASP, software update availability and unprocessed reports notification.
  • Backup reports on hard drive: Reports are backed up on a hard drive in case something unexpected happens, for example a power outage or an unexpected shutdown. It is possible to recover from this situation and later process these reports: Export to an external media, send to Management Console or clean-up.
  • Additional label printer support: Support for Zebra GX430t label printer.

Bug fixes

  • USB connectivity: Several fixes related to USB connectivity have been done.
  • Extended Android support: More Android devices are supported than before.
  • USB connectivity: The following bug has been fixed: if the a barcode scanner is connected to USB, the scanner will be thrown out because the system thinks it's a phone that cannot be processed. There could be other USB devices too with the similar behavior.

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Feb
10
Blancco 5.6.1 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 10.02.2015 15:16

Release notes for Blancco 5.6.1

Features

  • Proxy support: Now a machine running Blancco 5 can connect to the BMC 3 server, even when the communication has to go through an intermediary proxy server.

Fixes

  • Fixed: contradicting DCO information in the report.
  • Fixed: a problem detecting disks behind Dell PERC MegaRAID.
  • Fixed: a problem erasing SATA disks behind Dell PERC MegaRAID.
  • Fixed: a B5 boot-up freeze requiring a user input to proceed.
  • Fixed: a HPSA passthrough malfunction.
  • Fixed: a wrong exception message after HPA/DCO area removal has failed.

Other

  • Kernel updated.
  • Rephrased some confusing HPA/DCO exception messages.
  • Workaround for erasing Dell Venue Pro tablets.

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Jan
28
Important notification: Java 8 update 31 disables SSLv3- support
Posted by Harri Hirvonen on 28.01.2015 15:30

The latest Java 8 Update 31 will disable SSLv3 support as default. Due to the disabled SSLv3,  Blancco Erasure clients are not able to communicate with Management Console 3 anymore.

If the latest Java 8 update 31 has been installed, the SSLv3 has to be enabled manually: 

  1. Go to Java installation folder
  2. Open {JRE_HOME}\lib\security\java.security -file in text editor
  3. Go to the last line
  4. Delete or comment out the following line "jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3"
  5. Restart the MC service or reboot the server

The issue also occurs in Linux environments (Openjdk 1.7.0.75.). The solution is similar: Remove the last line: "jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3".


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Jan
21
Blancco Mobile 2.6.5 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 21.01.2015 14:43

Release notes for Blancco Mobile version 2.6.5

Fixes

Fixed: a bug for Android clear commands.
Fixed: a bug for the LG Android tablet in which the occasional extra sd card was detected.
Fixed: a bug for Android Fujitsu devices. Eraser client shut down when Fujitsu SW update dialog appeared at the beginning of the erasure. Improved the handling situation of when the Eraser Client is in background.
Fixed: a factory reset detection issue for Windows Phone 8.1 devices.


Updates

Updated: Blacklisted Android applications list from 30.12.2014. Added package: com.fujitsu.dmc.
Updated: swlib version to 6.1.2015 11:55.
Updated: essadi.apk version to 27.11.2014 11:56.
Updated: Windows Phone Connectivity wpchecker.exe.
Updated: adb.exe version to 1.0.32.

Other

Improved: Android wakelock. Eraser client activates the screen when possible while the erasure is ongoing.


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Dec
5
Blancco Management Console 3.3.2 is released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 05.12.2014 15:49

Release notes for Blancco Management Console 3.3.2

Updates:

  • Fixed: An issue that caused report importing to add reports on under wrong users
  • Fixed: External authentication related issues: MC report view creation failures, lost widgets
  • Fixed: Report exporting issues: Exporting to PDF, export all reports

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