Firmware broke access to Locked USB Attached HD

Not sure what happened, but ever since 2.31.149 any password protected WD HD (passport) attached to the USB port becomes unusable.
When trying to unlock, anything can be entered (correct password, wrong password, guessed password, etc.) it will say updating but drive never unlocks.

It worked fine with 2.30.196 and earlier versions.

Anyone else experiencing this?