QNAP Issue NAS Product Security Notification

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅07.01.2022 17:28:06

January 7, 2022 - QNAP today issued a product security statement. Ransomware and brute-force attacks have been widely targeting all networking devices, and the most vulnerable victims will be those devices exposed to the Internet without any protection. QNAP urges all QNAP NAS users to follow the security setting instructions below to ensure the security of QNAP networking devices.

Check whether your NAS is exposed to the Internet

Open the Security Counselor on your QNAP NAS. Your NAS is exposed to the Internet and at high risk if there shows “The System Administration service can be directly accessible from an external IP address via the following protocols: HTTP” on the dashboard.

If your NAS is exposed to the Internet, please follow the instructions below to ensure NAS security:

Step 1: Disable the Port Forwarding function of the router

Go to the management interface of your router, check the Virtual Server, NAT or Port Forwarding settings, and disable the port forwarding setting of NAS management service port (port 8080 and 433 by default).

Step 2: Disable the UPnP function of the QNAP NAS
Go to myQNAPcloud on the QTS menu, click the “Auto Router Configuration”, and unselect "Enable UPnP Port forwarding".

Securely access your QNAP NAS via the Internet through myQNAPcloud Link:

Learn more about NAS remote access and network security:

Editors Note: QNAP's security advisory doesn't appear to be related to a new or specific threat, but regular maintenance which ensures that critical settings are enabled/disabled after updates remains good practice.