IoT_reaper: Are Synology devices being compromised?

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IoT_reaper: Are Synology devices being compromised?

Postby saganaki » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:31 am

Hi all

Very keen to get Synology's thoughts on whether there is a vulnerability users should be aware of following this article on a new botnet from theregister: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/20/iot_reaper_botnet_growing_fast/

"During this month, the malware has been evolving to exploit vulnerabilities in wireless IP-based cameras, routers, storage boxes, Wi-Fi points, and so on, from vendors including D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys, and Synology."

IoT_reaper can be instructed by its masters to attack websites and smash services offline. The botnet's foot-soldiers – mainly press-ganged internet-connected cameras, home routers and similar gear – are located in more than a million organizations globally, security biz Check Point claimed on Thursday.
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Re: IoT_reaper: Are Synology devices being compromised?

Postby Dracones » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi,

I am curious too, it does show never never connect your nas direct (or any device) to the net. Always use a separate firewall. The only way to keep that stuff out.

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