Due to the recent vulnerabilities that are found in the WD My Cloud collection, I have disabled cloud connection. Therefore, my nas is behind my router’s firewall and only accessible in the local network. The firmware is up to date (albeit I was forced to install it manually, sadly).
However, sometimes I want to have a remote cloud connection. Can one provide me a honest and fair advise in how safe it is to enable cloud connection? Some questions:
- How is it possible that I can access a device behind the firewall?
- Is the connection over tls?
- can anyone outside access my nas when I enabled cloud connection, but disabled remote dashboard?
If it is not safe (due to the latest findings), please let me know. For me, security is over comfort. Lastly, is it safe to leave the nas on in the local network or should I turn it off, when I am not using it?