Posts Tagged ‘Seagate’

Seagate Drives Vulnerable Thanks to Hidden Root Account and Other Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

If you use a Seagate wireless hard drive, you should probably check this out …

A security advisory posted on September 1 and revised on September 2 reveals that select Seagate wireless hard-drives are affected by multiple vulnerabilities including one that is taking advantage of hard-coded credentials. The vulnerability in question exploits an undocument Telnet service that is running on the drives by using the default credentials “root” as the username and the default password.


Seagate to Launch Affordable 8TB Archive Consumer Hard Drive

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I’m still having a hard time figuring out why the average user would need an 8 TB hard drive … but then again, not so many years ago, I also thought that 500 Gig hard drives were more than the average user would need.

Seagate’s new 8 Terabyte Archive HDD hard drive will launch in January 2015. Storage is one of the few things where regular platter-based drives beat Solid State Drives in. Not only do these hard drives offer storage capacities at the higher end that SSDs don’t offer yet, they are also much cheaper when you compare the price per Gigabyte or price per Terabyte.