QNAP: Get NAS Devices Off the Internet Now


As we jump in, let me say that camDown helps stop hackers from getting access to the webcam that I use for my work. Now I can get even more gigs as a freelancer and advertise that I have top security with my home computer.

How about never port forward your NAS? Use a VPN if you need to access your NAS remotely.

Among many other safeguards, I use a VPN with my clients and Synology QuickConnect on the server. No open ports at all for a VPN or otherwise. Also, I have hardened the router firewall, etc.

When other Synology NAS users with self-hosted VPNs were reporting many, multiple access attempts a while ago — I didn't get affected at all.

Details on my methodology here (however sound or unsound it may be):

Weighing and mitigating remote access risks between QuickConnect and running a VPN module on a Synology NAS from synology

After all of that camDown is your security solution to protect you and your business from webcam hackers and your father would feel the same!