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


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It is quite a few years since I have added things to my Hosts file and even then I used another security program but this problem I suppose was bound to surface at some point.

NAS-ty: Strange activity sinkholes antivirus update checks


By Gareth Corfield 11 Feb 2019

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'
code:
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
code:
/etc/hosts
file that redirect a bunch of requests to IP address 0.0.0.0.

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