A benchmark test uncovered some critical vulnerabilities in thousands of QNAP devices

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Tens of hundreds of internet-connected QNAP units have been discovered to be carrying two extreme vulnerabilities which might have allowed risk actors to execute arbitrary code.

Cybersecurity researchers from Sternum used their runtime safety benchmark product on QNAP TS-230 NAS gadget (opens in new tab), and as quickly because the product was activated, it began alerting the researchers to “a number of reminiscence entry violations”.