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Take Immediate Actions to Secure QNAP NAS
Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2022 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. (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.
- How to know which ports on the router are exposed to the Internet:
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:
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.