Sorry - very dumb questions… IMO there’s no such thing as a dumb question especially wrt privacy and security. Asking questions is one way to educate one self - which I find much superior to stupidity which is not cureable!
I have had problems associated with signing into my cloud via my laptop. This is just via my home wifi network and not remote. never need remote access. I have worked around this by setting my personal folder as public thus all my gadgets can access this folder without password. I have no-one else in house who needs to access the mycloud device.
I use a 3 TB My Cloud with a 4 TB My Book Studio for an inhouse single point backup solution for Linux, Mac, and Win 7
I am nervous with this ‘public’ set up but am I right in saying that its ‘public’ only in the sense that someone connected into my wifi network via network password can then access ? I believe that ‘public’ in this context indicates your in home network.
Also am I right in saying that I cannot stop remote (non-home wifi network) access to the mycloud ? I believe that you have mis intrepreted this. In my case I’ve disabled UPnP on my router. You can control access to your network. For this question simply think about MC as just another computing device, it has no magic that enables remote access unless you enable such access
The dashboard has a cloud access on/off but not a remote ?? Please look at the Dashboard a bit more closely - specifically settings | general… scroll down the page a bit and look for Cloud where you can Configure, Turn on or off remote access.