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QNAP NAS user? You'd better check your hosts file for mystery anti-antivirus entries

QNAP NAS user? You'd better check your hosts file for mystery anti-antivirus entries (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Network attached storage maker QNAP's customers have reported being hit by a mystery issue that disables software updates by hijacking entries in host machines' hosts file. The full effects are, as yet, unknown – but users have reported that the most visible symptom is that some 700 entries are added to the /etc/hosts file that redirect a bunch of requests to IP address 0.0.0.0. This, said forlorn QNAP forum user ianch99, stopped his antivirus from updating by sinkholing all of the software's requests to the vendor's website. So far the only cure appeared to be a script provided by QNAP itself, which one helpful Reddit user posted the link to after apparently being given it by one of the storage firm's techie in live chat. No time for nap, update your QNAP: RAIDed NAS data corruption bug squashed READ MORE Other users publicly wondered about the QNAP's seeming reluctance to say anything about the issue, with a Reg reader telling us: "The wider QNAP-using population could perhaps do with a heads-up from your esteemed organ."

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