Security patch or updates for MyBook Live?

I’ve had this device chugging along for some years now, but note that the last firmware update is about two and a half years ago now. From what I can tell, its basically a Debian Linux device, so perhaps some out of band updates could work.

Has anyone tried this on theirs? There appear to be no WD updates forthcoming, and of course there is no longer a warranty to be concerned with.

Hi tjlavoie,

Please know that we release the firmware updates for WD drives if required. However if you are facing any issues with the My Book Live drive we recommend contacting our support team.

Thanks, good to know. In security terms, what defines “if required”? While it’s an unusual architecture, the version of Debian it’s based on is ancient. I’d be more surprised if it wasn’t full of serious vulnerabilities.