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(Picture credit score: WD) Storage titan Western Digital has warned homeowners of its My Cloud NAS devices to replace to the newest firmware instantly. In a support post, the corporate defined it should quickly pull help for previous variations of My Cloud OS, the working system on which My Cloud external drives run. From January 15, units suitable with My Cloud OS 5 (the newest model) will not help prior generations. Homeowners of those units might want to replace to be able to proceed to entry their information remotely, and obtain safety updates and technical help. On April 15, in the meantime, WD will pull the plug on all however the newest era of My Cloud OS, at which level homeowners of older, incompatible My Cloud drives will solely be capable of entry their back-up information domestically.

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Based on WD, the choice to finish help for older generations of My Cloud OS was taken with safety front-of-mind, after a spate of assaults on internet-connected drives. “My Cloud OS 5 is a significant and elementary safety launch that gives an architectural revamp of our older My Cloud firmware and provides new defenses to thwart frequent lessons of assaults,” WD defined.

“We won't present any additional safety updates to the My Cloud OS 3 firmware.

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