Western Digital’s not having a great time lately, huh? After having received reports from users that their Western Digital My Book Live devices were randomly wiping and deleting themselves – which turned out to be a remote exploit – now they’re facing an even bigger issue. Several of WD’s other NAS devices running OS 3 also have a pretty huge remote exploit vulnerability that Western Digital seemingly won’t fix.
The issue stems from the fact that the vulnerability exploits a weakness in My Cloud OS 3. WD actually patched this vulnerability and released OS 5 (there is no OS 4, apparently). The problem is, not all devices are capable of being upgraded from OS 3 to OS 5, so they’re still vulnerable and only Western Digital can resolve the problem.