Weird, a new year and several months since I decided to just unplug my mycloud 4tb and disconnect it etc - I thought, I will go back to Western Digital’s forum and see how they are deeming the security of the devices that they have manufactured and sold, along with it’s software… to find the latest round of complete cluster f&*ks that Western Digital clearly are.
You know what amazes me; the average domestic user will not use the internet to search for “how secure is a western digital my cloud” before they actually purchase the item and yet, Western Digital have carried on selling these devices, with it’s software for several months since the last round of global stated vulnerabilities… this really is akin to fraud by deception by Western Digital on all who have purchased these devices.
It is wholly unacceptable in today’s climate, for such a large company as WD to take security flaws / vulns so incredibly lightly, when they are even given disclosures on a plate… ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS and still no contact with the disclosee… WOW!
Class Action Anybody? I also will now look into how this sits with the Data Protection Regulator here in the UK, especially with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only been 5 months away from being enforcable.
Admittedly, WD don’t host one’s data to my knowledge, it’s on the device that sits on one’s local network but it is still a question worth having with them. Namely, to see where GDPR sits in regard to this actual type of manufacturer > consumer structure of such devices and a complete disregard for the consumers abiltiy to keep their data secure enough i,e, 180 days since receiving a security disclosure.
Additionally, these devices are no doubt often purchased by smaller businesses and hence GDPR would come into play so much more, than domestic purchasers of WD personal cloud devices. Also, these are physical devices in our posession, as opposed to Cloud Storage one pays a company for, to host and supposedly keep one’s data safe on one’s behalf.
I’m so utterly pissed with Western Digital, more than the last time I was here and found out how bad the device that they sold me was for vulnerabilities!!!
Let me in a room face to face with a Western Digital C-level memer of personnel, oh I would love that!