How secure are the files on the My Book WE?


#1

Using the default settings, are people outside of my home network able to access my files in the public folder?


#2

not unless you have access from the internet into your network, which is highly unlikely.

For example:

hacker --> internet --> dsl modem --> linksys router --> My Book World

the router in this scenario would employ NAT which would essentially shield your internal network from the Internet.  As long as you’re not configuring inbound services, you’re fine.


#3

also, be sure your wireless network is well protected to prevent unauthorized users from getting to your local network because that would give them clear access to your NAS.


#4

Hello,

It mainly depends upon your network topology. Any firewoall ? Your DSL is actually playing role of a firerewall ?

Basically, if you don’t have any firewall, then the service is accessible from Internet.

It’s in my opinion highly not recommanded to do so.