Important KiwiSDR security information
KiwiSDR Operating Information
last updated 19 July 2021 18:00 UTC

Update: KiwiSDRs that remain unpatched will no longer be listed on rx.kiwisdr.com

It is extraordinarily important that you verify your Kiwi has updated to
software version
v1.461
released on 15 July 2021 to fix a security vulnerability.

From a user connection look on the "stats" tab of the main control panel. You will find the text "v1.NNN" where NNN should equal 461 if the Kiwi has updated. For the original "genuine" KiwiSDR an auto-update to v1.461 should occur between 2-6 AM local time if there are no active user connections (WSPR autorun and kiwiclient connections excluded). To update, the Kiwi must be on a network that has Internet access and also able to reach the github.com site. On the admin page "control" tab click the restart button to force an immediate update.

For Kiwi hardware "clone" devices see here.


If your (genuine) Kiwi is stuck on a much earlier version and refuses to auto-update, or manually update using controls on the admin page "update" tab, you have several choices:

For the KiwiSDR hardware "clones" running a modified version of the KiwiSDR software it appears action has been taken in one case and perhaps not in another: We are unaware how the software update mechanisms of these clone devices work.
Anyone with additional info please post on the associated clone forums or reputable sources such as RTL-SDR.com