Bangalore, India, May 22, 2014: Apical, distributor for solution based product line, has announced that every product line of Network attached storage expert Thecus is safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.
While Thecus NAS do make use of OpenSSL, the specific branches adopted by Thecus’s software development team are in fact entirely unaffected by Heartbleed (as it only affects versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f). Thecus developers quickly established that Thecus devices were never vulnerable to malformed heartbeat requests. Given the importance of confirming system vulnerability, a number of media outlets have reached out to Thecus support staff. In France, Stéphane Guérithault spoke to Next Inpact and confirmed that ThecusOS5 and OS6 were unaffected but that additional apps were being revised and updated by their respective developers so that Heartbleed fixes would be swiftly implemented.
With a number of other hardware manufacturers rushing to release new firmware, reports have started to emerge suggesting that, since the Heartbleed vulnerability was accidentally introduced in March 2012, a number of parties have grown aware of and exploited the loophole. As Thecus NAS have been some of the few devices fully immune to such intrusions over the past two years. As networks worldwide recover from potential intrusions, Thecus users can trust that the insight and expertise that protected their NAS from the Heartbleed bug are still hard at work designing the next generation of advanced hardware and software and are protected from data theft.
Please note: Users are always advised to use the most up-to-date firmware and app versions on their NAS. Browser add-ons are also available to ensure visited websites are no longer vulnerable to Heartbleed.
To read Next Inpact’s interview with Thecus regarding Heartbleed (original in French), go to: http://www.nextinpact.com/news/86958-faille-heartbleed-openssl-bitcoin-se-met-a-jour-certains-nas-touches.htm