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Synology DiskStation DS216 and NVR216 now available

Synology DiskStation DS216 and NVR216 now available

Synology has launched its new DiskStation DS216, an update to its previous DiskStation DS214 model. In addition, the company has also unveiled its new NVR216, a network video recorder with 1080p HDMI output, support for up to nine IP cameras, and more. Both products are available now with the exception of the 4 channel NVR216, which will be available by the end of this month.

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NETGEAR launches Nighthawk X8 smart router, ARM-based ReadyNAS

NETGEAR launches Nighthawk X8 smart router, ARM-based ReadyNAS

NETGEAR is one of the world's leading brands when it comes to networking technology, so when it claims to do super fast, people stop and listen. It has just launched two different yet related networked products that both claim to be the fastest in their field. The new Nightwing X8 Smart Wi-FI router boasts of a "blistering" speed of 5.3 Gbps thanks to a combination of tri-band and quad-stream Wi-Fi. The new ReadyNAS 212 and 214, on the other hand, promise the fastest read and write operations on a NAS today.

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Seagate NAS drives can be hacked through simple Telnet hole

Seagate NAS drives can be hacked through simple Telnet hole

Wireless NAS or Network Attached Storage drives are a terribly convenient way of practically having your own little cloud, whether at home, at work, or even remotely. Given that they are not usually managed by security experts, they also become ripe targets for hackers. But sometimes, the manufacturers themselves make it almost too easy for criminals. Like some of Seagate's NAS devices for example, which can be easily broken into using nothing more than Telnet, a user name of "root", and a default hardcoded password.

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Synology owners update! Major Photo Station flaws patched

Synology owners update! Major Photo Station flaws patched

Bugs and security holes in software aren't exactly unusual, but there are times when they become so severe that they warrant special attention, immediate fixes, and fast rollouts. That is apparently the case here with Synology's NAS boxes, which was recently discovered to have a critical security flaw related to its photo and blogging features that could practically hand hackers a key to the data contained in those boxes. Synology has patched up those holes last week and the strongly recommended updates are rolling out to users now.

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Synology DiskStation DS1515, RackStation RS815 now available

Synology DiskStation DS1515, RackStation RS815 now available

Even small business have data needs, and some quickly outgrow the capabilities and storage capacities of homegrown and assembled storage solutions. Plus, with the ubiquity and popularity of the cloud, some are opting to include remote access to their setup. These types of scenarios are what Synology is trying to address, especially with its two new NAS boxes now available from its retail partners. The new DiskStation DS1515 and RackStation815 were designed to deliver storage, speed, and protection without requiring SMBs to invest in more expensive server solutions.

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Western Digital adds four members to My Cloud NAS products

Western Digital adds four members to My Cloud NAS products

With the amount of information available at our fingertips these days, we just can't have enough storage. And more than that, we need access to them anywhere, whether just in the next room or in another city. That is why data storage manufacturers like Western Digital are increasing their line of "personal cloud" solutions, in other words, Network Attached Storage or NAS. Western Digital has just announced four additions to its NAS line, dubbed the My Cloud family, including two from a completely new Business series.

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ASUSTOR launches 50T, 51T high-performance NAS series

ASUSTOR launches 50T, 51T high-performance NAS series

ASUS subsidiary and storage solution provider ASUSTOR has just unveiled two new NAS lines, the 50T and the 51T, each with a 2-bay and a 4-bay tower model, for a total of 4 new storage options. Utilizing Intel's power-efficient Celeron chips, these towers are touted to be built for high performance, kicking the CPU into full gear when needed. And with a maximum capacity of 12 or 24 TB, the 50T and 51T series are poised to be perfect for both home and office use.

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Synology: Update your NAS because we can’t rescue ransomware files

Synology: Update your NAS because we can’t rescue ransomware files

NAS-maker Synology has spoken up on the recent "ransomware" attack on its network drives, advising owners to upgrade to avoid the risk of their files being nefariously encrypted and then be extorted afterwards. The exploit used by SynoLocker was patched back in December 2013, Synology says today, but relied on owners actually updating the firmware of their drives to apply the fix. That means it's bad news if you've already been hit by the ransomware.

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Synology gets infected with SynoLcker ransomware strain

Synology gets infected with SynoLcker ransomware strain

Synology's NAS drives are really getting popular. You can gauge that by the fact that it now has its own specific Cryptolocker strain. This ransomware encrypts data on the user's drive with a key that only the perpetrator knows, who then tries to extort money from the poor unsuspecting user in exchange for getting access to his or her own files.

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