A dash of salt, err, skepticism for any firmware update is always warranted. My first thought is that if one has to do a manual update for a system that should be able to do auto updates. . . that is an indication the just maybe. . .just perhaps. . .one should wait a while before installing the update.
Especially for these products
Don’t get me wrong, I love the WD NAS units to pieces. I have more than one for no better reason than I think they are cool (its a hobby). But let’s be honest. . .nobody is claiming that we are looking at bleeding edge, bullet proof and feature rich software here.
I know this is a security bug fix update. . . .but by golly if cutting edge network security is what you are looking for. . . . .well. . . suffice it to say that I don’t think these are new or recent security flaws. Honestly, if security is your thing, you want to get these units off the internet, and placed behind a router that truly blocks external access to your network. (i.e. no WD mycloud.com!).
I know my router seems to let far too many things get through.
But then, I like to take advantage of fun features like file access and PLEX across the web. You can’t have it both ways. For me, I have given up on “tight” web security except that I ensure that I ONLY access my home network for file transfer through a VPN connection.