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Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by user1028 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:02 am

Hi there,

I realized I was missing notifications after I noticed my TS-1685 was in a degraded state (power button was flashing red). I logged in to see why I didn't get a notification and see that "Authorization has expired" for my email, so I never received the notification.

I keep my QNAP updated and have gone through the Security Counselor. I would like push notifications, but I'm still uncomfortable setting up MyQNAP Cloud since I only assume it makes one more door to the world. I have a nightly back up but it's on the same network. Am I paranoid or should I leave it as is with MyQNAP disabled?

Is SMS a better way to go (I know I'd have to find a paid service going that route)?

Thank you for any input!
-Stephen

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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by dolbyman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am

exposing the qnap to the outside got lots of people hacked...so if you want to reach your nas from wan...use a vpn (preferably via router or dedicated appliance)

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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:36 pm

sauce

you decide based on the facts. If what you want is remote access, then VPN is the PROPER method. It's at least safer by far.

that said, i've used myqnapcloud before and it works and have never been hacked. but over the years i decided i did not really need it when i could simply use vpn to achieve a similar but more secure result. heck, the qnap has QVPN, just use that. Or if you prefer, setup the openvpn on your router instead which may be better?

so i delink myqnapcloud and cloudlink
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[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[Backup] QNAP TL-D400S 2x 4TB WD Red Nas (WD40EFRX) single disks.
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228
[^] QNAP TS-128
[Mobile NAS] TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by user1028 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:33 pm

Thank you both for your replies! I actually have no interest in accessing it remotely, but ONLY considered it because I'd like push notifications. Just to be sure I understand this, accessing it via web interface on my local network is local and NOT remote, right?

I'll definitely check out those links from moogle.

But it sounds like if I don't need remote access and am just looking to get push notifications, maybe paying for a per-sms service would be a better route to go.

I appreciate your input.
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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by dolbyman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:42 pm

setting up notification via email would need no qnapcloud

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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by user1028 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:57 am

dolbyman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:42 pm
setting up notification via email would need no qnapcloud
Thank you. I've had my email set up since the beginning, but at least twice I've noticed that I've stopped received alerts, only to find that messages were stuck undelivered in my QNAP due to "Authorization has expired" message in the alerts menu. I use office 365 with my own domain (me@mydomain.com). I just updated with a gmail address to see if it happens again or if it's an issue with the microsft email.

I appreciate your help!
-Stephen

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Re: Considering setting up MyQNAP Cloud but concerned about security

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm

they recently sent to subscribed email about their cloud services, you can check their explanation about that as well :'

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=152744
NAS
[Main Server] QNAP TS-877 w. 4tb [ 3x HGST Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640) & 1x WD RED NAS ] EXT4 Raid5 & 2 x m.2 SATA Samsung 850 Evo raid1 +16gb ddr4 Crucial+ QWA-AC2600 wireless+QXP PCIE
[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[Backup] QNAP TL-D400S 2x 4TB WD Red Nas (WD40EFRX) single disks.
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228
[^] QNAP TS-128
[Mobile NAS] TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

Network
Asus AC68U Router|100dl/50ul MBPS FTTH Internet | Win10, WC PC-Intel i7 920 Ivy bridge desktop (1x 512gb Samsung 850 Pro SSD + 1x 4tb HGST Ultrastar 7K4000)


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