Update your Western Digital network drives urgently

Do you use any Western Digital (WD) “MyCloud” (network attached storage, NAS) type hard drives? Well, here’s a warning, apparently anyone can log into these devices because of a security issue that’s seemingly hardwired into the drives.

You need to urgently update the device firmware ASAP on any Western Digital network attached storage (NAS) or MyCloud drives you have; a fix has been available since 16th November, according to friend of the blog Brian Krueger.

Various websites are reporting that the following models are affected, but others may well also have security issues: My Cloud Gen 2, My Cloud EX2, My Cloud EX2 Ultra, My Cloud PR2100, My Cloud PR4100, My Cloud EX4, My Cloud EX2100, My Cloud EX4100, My Cloud DL2100 and My Cloud DL4100.