I’m hoping my comments/questions here actually belong in this thread…
My goal: understanding what I need to do on my (WD MY CLOUD) NAS to make the default Shares secure. Read on.
Follow my train of thinking here for my concerns with security :
1a. many (all?) of the default Shares on this NAS (eg, Time Machine backup, Smartware, I believe even my initial “admin” user’s home/personal share) are setup with ‘Public’ access
1b. by default, these same shares are setup with what I see as the public/guest access…ie, no real credentials required.
2. If ‘remote access’ is indeed turned ‘on’ for my NAS…
Then, can somebody explain how my data on my NAS is indeed “secure”? That is, couldn’t *somebody* (eg, Wd2go, possibly others on the internet???) access those default Shares?
I *could* see it being secured for a Share with Private access, or requiring credentials…but, otherwise, it’s not clear to me.
Oh…furthermore, with my original train of thinking, does it then make sense to make the T.M.-backup and Smartware shares “private” and requiring credentials? (Can that be done once backups for these are already setup for those default Public/guest Shares?)