Synology Encourages Users to Update Their NAS
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Synology is encouraging users of their NAS devices to upgrade to the latest DiskStation Manager 5.2, as well as their installed apps, to address security concerns associated with Photo Station as well as other vulnerabilities.
Synology worked closely with technical experts to identify and resolve the issues before it affected customers, and they succeeded. Back on May 12th they released DSM 5.2 with added security enhancements and the company released another update with more safeguards on May 21. But not everyone has updated and those who haven’t are at risk.
Synology Technical Marketing Manager Franklin Hua said, “To date, we haven’t seen suspicious activity reported by our customers. Still, we’re encouraging them to update their OS and add-on packages immediately – if they haven’t done so, already. Security updates can easily be applied within the DSM for the latest security releases for the OS. For greater convenience, automatic updates can be enabled to allow the DSM to update itself – in the background – without user intervention.”
On May 25 an independent consulting firm identified the possible vulnerabilities in Photo Station, but Synology was already on top of things and it was fixed before the article even ran.
It is great to see companies take security as serious as Synology does. Don’t be a fool, upgrade your headless units regularly or enable automatic updating if it exists, as it does in DSM.
Synology also has their Product Security Advisory where you can read more about the above-mentioned issues.