StorageCrypter Ransomware| FreeNAS on VMs | How Fast Are Encrypted Volumes? | Issue #53


January 11, 2018

NOTE: This is historical content that may contain outdated information.

Hello FreeNAS Users!
Happy new year! In this edition of the newsletter, we’re bringing you some tutorials and guides to help you stay on top of your security.
The FreeNAS Team

StorageCrypter Ransomware: Security Threat or Clickbait?
There’s a new ransomware targeting NAS systems but the facts surrounding it has been confusing. Get the facts and learn why you don’t need to worry about your FreeNAS or TrueNAS system.

How to Install FreeNAS 11.1 on VMs
Linux Video Tutorials created video guides for installing and configuring FreeNAS 11.1 on both VMware and Virtualbox. Take a look if you’re interested in using FreeNAS in a virtual environment.

FreeNAS 11.1 ZFS Volume Encryption vs Non-Encrypted Benchmark
Check out this cool video from Lawrence Systems as he compares performance numbers between encrypted and non-encrypted volumes.
Watch now >>

Using FreeNAS for NSX FTP Backups
If you’re using FreeNAS in a VMware environment, be sure to read this step-by-step guide to set up FTP backups for NSX.
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On-Demand FreeNAS Training
iX University provides a series of online training modules presented by FreeNAS expert Michael Dexter that are designed to quickly get you up to speed on the key concepts and techniques that will help you become an expert in FreeNAS and OpenZFS.
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TechTip #49
Security Pro Tip! FreeNAS 11.1 includes the ability to host your own VMs and jails. While these are very powerful tools, precautions should always be taken. Ensure that your VMs and jails are always kept up to date with the latest security patches. These should be treated as full machines on your network and the same security “Best practices” still apply. This will ensure not only the security of your FreeNAS system but your local network as a whole as well.

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