How to Install CyberChef on Your Synology NAS

How to Install CyberChef on Your Synology NAS

CyberChef is a simple, intuitive web app for carrying out all manner of “cyber” operations within a web browser. These operations include simple encoding like XOR and Base64, more complex encryption like AES, DES and Blowfish, creating binary and hexdumps, compression and decompression of data, calculating hashes and checksums, IPv6 and X.509 parsing, changing character encodings, and much more. The tool is designed to enable both technical and non-technical analysts to manipulate data in complex ways without having to deal with complex tools or algorithms. It was conceived, designed, built and incrementally improved by an analyst in their 10% innovation time over several years. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install CyberChef on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest CyberChef v10.18.6 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 4

In the Name field type in cyberchef. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  cyber-chef:
    container_name: CyberChef
    healthcheck:
     test: curl -f http://localhost:8000/ || exit 1
    image: mpepping/cyberchef:latest
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 7318:8000

CyberChef Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

CyberChef Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

CyberChef Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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  • STEP 8

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7318 Follow the instructions in the image below.

CyberChef Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

At the top right of the page click Options to change the theme to Dark. Follow the instructions in the image below.

CyberChef Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

At the following link you can check different CyberChef recipe ideas.

Enjoy CyberChef!

Note: If you want to run the CyberChef container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make CyberChef work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 28th, 2024 at 1:32 AM