QNAP recommends firmware update against ransomware attack


Taiwanese manufacturer QNAP sent a notification to all NAS users last week to update their firmware and all apps. New ransomware called AgeLocker can infect systems that are not up to date, encrypt data and make ransom demands.

AgeLocker has been operating since June and uses the AGE algorithm to encrypt files. That algorithm is considered cryptographically safe, meaning that encrypted files cannot be unlocked without paying money to the hackers.

Because of the secure encryption, it is crucial that owners with a QNAP NAS thoroughly secure their device and keep it up-to-date.

QTS in Photo Station

Last week, QNAP identified two sources that allow AgeLocker to access QNAP devices. The first gateway is the QNAP firmware called QTS. The second way is through one of the standard apps that come pre-installed on recent QNAP systems.

Those who update QTS to the latest version are protected against AgeLocker ransomware attacks. According to QNAP, old QTS versions pose a big risk. QNAP does not say which version you are at risk from. The manufacturer does encourage an active update policy to prevent such problems.

In addition to a vulnerability in an old version of BTS, QNAP has also found a leak in old versions of the Photo Station app. Here, too, periodically updating NAS apps is always important to limit any security risks.

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