The technical press (like Engadget https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/05/wd-my-cloud-security-exploits/) is publishing info about a vulnerability that impacts WD Networked devices that have cloud access enabled. That’s great, but they aren’t providing info for non technical users on how to check their settings and turn off this access is needed. So here is that information:
1.Access the My Cloud Dashboard. To open your My Cloud Dashboard: Windows: Open a web browser and type in //devicename/ (or device IP address) to the browser address bar. If your device is named WDMyCloud, you’d type in //WDMyCloud/ and hit enter. The web page should open. You may need to login (hopefully you’ve password protected your device)
2.Click on the settings option on the top menu.
3. Scroll the page to Cloud Access and verify it is set to off (or turn off if it is on).
While you are on this page, check the Firmware Update tab on the left and make sure you are on the latest firmware. Upgrade if needed.
Microsoft is "suspending" emails (because of the Canadian SPAM law effective 7/1). I found these REALLY useful. I’m sure others did as well.
Notice to IT professionals:
As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning
the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is
suspending the use of email notifications that announce the
* Security bulletin advance notifications
* Security bulletin summaries
* New security advisories and bulletins
* Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins
In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of
the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website.
For more information, or to sign up for an RSS feed, visit the
Microsoft Technical Security Notifications webpage at
So then I looked at the page referenced above. My "quick and dirty" very basic ‘Security Notifications from Microsoft Feed Reader’ app is now available in the Windows Store. http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/security-notifications-from/f5459c09-6233-4100-bfe1-d198111fc30b
I hope that Microsoft reinstates the emails after they figure out how to exclude Canadian customers who don’t want to receive this important information.