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Q: Can XigmaNAS be infected by a virus, adware, malware, spyware, hacked, etc.?
A:
It is unlikely, but possible, for XigmaNAS to be infected / attacked by a virus / malware. XigmaNAS can store virus / malware, etc., files. XigmaNAS doesn't check the contents of the files. So files stored on XigmaNAS could be bad for Windows or other OS's. Not many hackers develop FreeBSD virii / backdoors / malware / etc.. The main targets are Windows OS, and Linux lately.

  • As long as you don't run unknown scripts ( you should understand what any script you execute / install is doing ) and you don't install extra software, you can consider yourself safe.
  • Use strong passwords and / or keys to limit / control access were appropriate.
  • While the XigmaNAS OS itself is relatively safe from virii, if your data is wide open to windows machines ( like mine is ) then your data is at risk from compromised Windows systems. My backups are not shared / accessible via CIFS/SMB (SAMBA)
  • You are the only one responsible for keeping your server safe and secure . You should know who is logging onto your server and what they are doing.
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faq/0005.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/10 16:46 by zoon01