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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

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    Watch out Seagate wireless external hard drive owners—your peripheral may have serious flaws in it that will open your files to malicious attackers. The good news is Seagate has already issued a patch for the problem.

    The vulnerabilities primarily affect owners of Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage, and LaCie Fuel devices purchased since October 2014.

    That may not be the end of the trouble, however. The firm that first discovered the flaw says other Seagate products may also be affected. “With products from large vendors such as Seagate, there tend to be numerous product names for basically the same product under the same vendor’s name or another vendor,” Tangible Security said in a blog post. “Tangible Security cannot enumerate all of the named products as well as Seagate. Other named products may be affected.”

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