In the past few weeks, many users of Western Digital network connected storage devices have found that their data was remotely wiped by hackers. Hackers took advantage of a bug in the devices’ firmware of certain older devices, along with a zero-day vulnerability in some newer devices. While this vulnerability has been fixed in a recent version of the newer devices’ operating system, many users cannot upgrade to this new version, because their devices do not support it. Also, many users do not want to upgrade to this new version because it is not working well.
These issues affect a number of Western Digital My Book Live and My Book Live Duo devices.
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