Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 07, 2015

Seagate Drives At Risk Of Data Theft Over Hidden Root Account

Those who are running certain wireless Seagate drives should update their hardware to the latest firmware right away; flaws have been found that could give attackers access to the device.

The vulnerability is just one of many flaws in three wireless hard drives manufactured by the company, the advisory said. Other flaws included in the advisory allow an attacker to "directly download files from anywhere on the file system." Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage, and the company's LaCie Fuel hard drives are said to be affected by the flaw.