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Thousands of QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware October 31, 2019

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On 10/31/2019 at 4:07 PM, One and a half said:

Ouch. Check if your QNAP NAS is not affected.

 

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On 11/8/2019 at 6:20 PM, cjf said:

The point of having an NAS in a home environment in my view is being able to squeeze as much performance/usable space into the smallest footprint possible that all other nodes on the network can take advantage of. A dedicated proper server smells "big" and "loud" to me and usually is if its being used as a storage node unless your dropping big bucks on an all Flash multi-TB, multi-Disk setup that is passively cooled and has enough CPU/RAM to take advantage of it all.

 

Regardless of using a off the shelf NAS or a server for the same purpose I would still implement the same security layers previously mentioned since both are doing the same thing. They just now take on different footprints.

 

My mini NAS runs FreeBSD/FreeNAS ([email protected] RAM) and every device on my network is Linux except for my music server which unfortunately must be Windows due to my first hop USB DAC not working with Linux at all (Lynx Hilo..damn shame & damn them for not supporting it).

 

 

Many people referred to them in the past as NAS Drives. Associating them as hard disc drives, built into a small computer that's more elegant solution to serve up files. Home NAS computers have developed into ways to deliver your media all around your home network to different devices in different rooms. Several of these have no fans and are very quiet. I've been using an iMAC as NAS to play back AIFF files since 2003, - along with (starting out with an ibook) a macbook & USB to SPDIF converter as a file player. Getting rid of those noisy, and cumbersome computers, (loading LMS and MiniMServer on my QNAP), - was one of my wisest moves.

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18 hours ago, Miska said:

 

Spinning discs without sound proofing and anti-vibration mounting are noisy, without any fans needed. Good, big, slowly rotating fans are quieter than spinning discs ever.

 

In addition, many NAS devices for home market have the cheapest possible disks inside. Not the enterprise NAS drives designed for 24/7 endurance for years. But instead the cheap 3 year or less warranty drive models. Good drive models have five year warranty. They usually also don't get regular security updates for the software for 5+ years after manufacturing date (which is likely among the reasons for this thread).

 

Good starting point are WD Red Pro and Seagate Ironwolf Pro drives, designed for NAS use.

 

 

That's not a NAS, that's a server... ;)

 

Thanks for commenting on my post. 

 

"That's not a NAS, that's a server." Yes, - thanks for clarifying this for others.

 

"Spinning discs without sound proofing and anti-vibration mounting are noisy, without any fans needed. Good, big, slowly rotating fans are quieter than spinning"discs ever"

 

Yes, - and many of the QNAP NAS devices have neither fans or spinning discs, - but SSD drives. Or, - no HDDs, and the user can purchase their own drives separately as I have done.

 

Again, - I do appreciate your corrections/clarifications.

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