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Security Advisory for Samba Writable Share Vulnerability
Release date: May 27, 2017
Last updated: May 27, 2017
Bulletin ID: NAS-201705-27
Severity rating: High
CVE identifier: CVE-2017-7494
Affected products: All NAS running QTS
The Samba team has released an advisory for CVE-2017-7494, a vulnerability that may allow users with write access to upload a shared library to a writeable shared folder and then execute malicious code.
QNAP is currently working on a fix and will release an update in the coming days. For manually applying a workaround, refer to QNAP Forum ( https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=132991&p=617561#p617561)
Thecus’ N8910 is an 8-bay rack-mountable NAS that uses Intel’s Core i3 6100 Dual Core 3.7GHz processor+ Intel C236 chipset. It includes 4 GB DDR4 memory, upgradable to 64 GB. Designed for SMBs, the N8910 was built to handle heavy workloads and secures its payload with AES 256-bit volume encryption.
The N8910 supports 2.5”/3.5” inch drives (HDD/SDD), and includes two GbE ports, one HDMI interface, four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. The NAS also has a PCIe slot for an additional USB adapter card or to upgrade the NAS to 10GbE networking.
For backup and DR, the ThecusOS7-running N8910 can utilize services like Dropbox, ElephantDrive and Amazon S3, as well as System Failover and Snapshot Backup.
Thecus hasn’t announced pricing for the N8910, however the new NAS will be available at the end of June, 2017.
Asustor’s 4-bay AS7004T-i5 and 10-bay AS7010T-i5 NAS products both use Intel’s quad-core i5-4590S processor and 8 GB of SO-DIMM DDR 3 memory (expandable to 16 GB, mixed capacities supported).
Other features shared between the two NAS models include three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA ports, two GbE network ports, one HDMI interface, one S/PDIF port and an LCD panel.
Both NASes support single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10 and RAID 1/5 + hot spare RAID volume management, but the larger AS7010T-i5 also adds RAID 6/10 hot spare RAID volume management, as well a 10 GbE expansion slot for network upgrading.
Asustor did not announce pricing or availability for the AS7004T-i5 or AS7010T-i5 at this time. Product pages were not posted either, however the new NAS products will likely fall under Asustor's SMB line-up, alongside the previous 70 series Core i3 products.
The new plans complement NETGEAR’s Arlo Go mobile security cameras, introduced late 2016 and showcased during CES 2017. Designed for locations that have weak to no wireless access, the Arlo Go cameras use cellular signal to provide surveillance services.
The current service plans include:
- 15 minutes, $4.99/month - 1 clip/day or 30 clips/month at 30 secs/clip
- 120 minutes, $22.99/month - 8 clips/day or 240 clips/month at 30 secs/clip
- 225 minutes, $32.99/month - 15 clips/day or 450 clips/month at 30 secs/clip
The two new dual-band extenders, Amped Wireless’ AC750 B750EX and AC1200 B1200EX (pictured), utilize a lighted signal strength indicator to help facilitate the best location to install and extend a home network. From there, a mobile app is used to continue the setup process and, per Amped Wireless, extend a wireless network up to an additional 3500 sq. ft. with the B750EX, or up to 5000 sq. ft. with the B1200EX.
Amped Wireless’ Boostband technology is used to consolidate bandwidth into a single frequency between the router and the new extenders, which according to the announcement, increases performance. Maximum link rates for the B750EX is listed at 300 Mbps @2.4 Ghz and 450 Mbps @ 5 Ghz, while the B1200EX gets 300 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps @ 5 GHz.
Each extender aslo has an Ethernet port for physical connections.
The B750EX range extender will be available in June for $39.50, while the...
From Electronic Freedom Foundation
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has made a dangerous proposal to destroy the FCC’s net neutrality rules—the very same rules that keep Internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from choosing which websites you can and can’t access and how fast those websites will load. But before he can enact this terrible plan, he has to make the proposal publicly available and accept comments from regular people about how it would affect them. That’s where you come in.
Today, we’re launching a new tool that will help you craft a unique comment to the FCC: DearFCC.org. Using custom-generated text, we help Internet users develop and submit personal comments to the...
Enlarge (credit: Ed Westcott / American Museum of Science and Energy)
New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm after researchers showed that a broader range of PCs infected by WCry can be unlocked without owners making the $300 to $600 payment demand.
A new publicly available tool is able to decrypt infected PCs running Windows XP and 7, and 2003, and one of the researchers behind the decryptor said it likely works for other Windows versions, including Vista, Server 2008, and 2008 R2. The tool, known as wanakiwi, builds off a key discovery implemented in a...
The new SmallNetBuilder wireless testbed will handle both single point and distributed Wi-Fi router testing
Read on SmallNetBuilder
Western Digital today announced the expansion of its WD Red® and WD Red Pro NAS hard drives family with the introduction of 10 TB capacity models.
The main difference between WD Red Pro and WD Red is WD Red Pro spins at 7,200 RPM vs. 5,400 RPM for the Red, giving it a slight edge for performance-oriented professionals. Both join the other more than 15 million helium-based drives WD has shipped to date.
WD is finalizing compatibility testing with a number of leading NAS system providers. WD has published a compatibility list of WD Red-qualified products and manufacturers here.
The new WD Red and WD Red Pro 10TB hard drives are available now and feature a three-year limited warranty for the WD Red 10 TB and five years for the WD Red Pro 10 TB. MSRPs are $494 and $533, respectively. More information is available...
The NWA1123-AC Pro is a 3x3 802.11ac dual mount PoE access point designed for business class use. It is described as being easy-to-deploy both physically and operationally, providing maximum data rates of 450 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps in 5 GHz.
Features include 802.3at Power over Ethernet, dual polarized antennas for optimum coverage using ceiling or wall mounting, dynamic channel selection and load balancing. Security related features include WPA2 Enterprise wireless encryption, Layer 2 isolation, RADIUS authentication and support for up to 16 SSIDs.
The NWA1123-AC Pro and other Zyxel APs can be deployed, managed and supported using the Zyxel One Network Utility. Zyxel's Access Point Configurator can update and configure multiple APs at a time.
The Zyxel NWA1123-AC Pro is available now at an MSRP of...
First, Linksys’ tri-band Max-Stream AC4000 MU-MIMO router (EA9300) is the latest addition to the Max-Stream line of wireless routers. Following the AC5400 EA9500 and AC2200 EA8300, the latest Max-Stream router is powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor and delivers maximum data rates of 1625 Mbps @ 5 GHz (x2) and 750 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz.
The quoted link rates indicate a "tri-band" three radio, three-stream Broadcom-based design supporting 1024-QAM. It also means for most devices that don't support 1024-QAM, maximum link rates work out to 600 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps in 5 GHz for a total of 3200 Mbps, if you're counting.
Available Inputs include four GbE LAN ports, one GbE WAN port and a USB 3.0 port, while wireless connectivity is provided using six antennas and nine amplifiers.
Aside from having MU-MIMO and two 5 GHz radios, other features for the EA9300 include Airtime Fairness that lets faster devices get the throughput they’re...
After leaks yesterday, Amazon officially put the latest member of its Echo/Alexa product family up for sale on its front page a few hours ago.
Amazon Echo Show adds a 5 MP camera and 7" color touchscreen to Alexa's bag of tricks. So now Amazon's "ambient computing" presence in your home has eyes as well as ears.
Echo Show is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor and has an eight microphone array and stereo speakers built into a compact box small enough to sit on your kitchen counter or bedside table. Amazon, however, cheaped out on the radio, making it only a/b/g/n, not ac. At least they made it dual band. It comes in black or white, although both versions have a black front panel.
Amazon's new beastie supports all Alexa's skills including smart home device integration, Amazon shopping and music streaming. But with video now added, you can request video briefings from at least...
Thecus’ 4-bay N4820U NAS series, composed of a single power supply model (N4820U-S) and a redundant power supply model (N4820U-R), was designed and priced with SMB and SOHO customers in mind.
The N4820U NAS is powered by an Intel Celeron N3450 Quad-Core processor (1.1 GHz burst to 2.2 GHz) and uses 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8 GB). The new series supports RAID 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 10 storage configurations, and has a GbE interface, four USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 3.0 ports.
Bundled software includes Acronis True Image and Intel Security packages, as well as the full feature set that comes along with ThecusOS 7.0.
The new N4820U series is taking over for the previous N4510 Pro line, and is available now. The Thecus N4820U-R is priced at $919, while the N4820U-S is priced at $670.
Comcast officially announced the revamped Wi-Fi product it previewed at CES 2017.
xfinity xFi is a new user interface to control the Wi-Fi for Comcast customers with its xFi Wireless Gateway or xFi Advanced Gateway. It uses an iOS or Android app to control Wi-Fi and other router features including internet pause, user accounts with assigned devices, internet access schedules and network-join alerts.
One of the two supported gateways is not new; Comcast said the xFi-enabled device that is in 10 million homes today will now be called the “xFi Wireless Gateway.” The new xFi Advanced Gateway will be used to provision 1 gigabit service and, according to Comcast, be "capable of delivering gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi and supports Xfinity Voice, home security and automation applications".
The more interesting news buried toward the end of the announcement is that Comcast plans to launch "no-configuration, adaptive xFi pods that can be...
Sprint today announced the Sprint Magic Box, which it describes as "the world’s first all–wireless [LTE] small cell".
Unlike previous consumer "micro" and "pico" cells, the Magic Box connects to a nearby Sprint cell tower and does not your use home's internet connection to connect to Sprint's network. This means it is not intended to provide cell coverage in areas with no or marginal signal. Instead, it's intended to speed up Sprint's "Network Densification Strategy".
The upcoming move to 5G mobile networks, which is still years away, will require smaller cells to deliver the promised higher speeds. But those cells are also likely to require wired backhaul, not wireless, not to mention different radios. So the Magic Box really has nothing to do with 5G.
Sprint says it has wireless backhaul capacity in the form of 204 MHz of spectrum, 160 MHz of which is in the 2.5 GHz band. The announcement also cited four-channel...
The ASUSTOR AS6302T and AS6404T will be powered by Intel’s Apollo Lake Celeron processor. The 2-bay AS6302T will use a 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor, 2 GB of dual-channel DDR3L memory, and single, JBOD and RAID 0/1 support, while the 4-bay AS6404T will have a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor, 8 GB of DDR3L memory and single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10 support.
Other features shared by both models include:
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- USB 3.0 Type-A Port (Front: x 1, Rear: x 2)
- USB 3.0 Type-C Port (Rear: x 1)
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 Port ([email protected] Output)
- Supports Intel AES-NI Hardware Encryption
- Infrared Receiver
- Energy Efficient Design, Supports System Sleep Mode (S3), Internal and External Scheduled Disk Hibernation, Night Mode, Wake-on-WAN