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WD my book live duo: backup protect Ransomware

 

How can you protect a backup system under the WD MyBook network storage from a Ransomware attack?

Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts all files and drives and demands money for the release of the files.

You can protect yourself only limited against ransomware attacks. As soon as a client device under Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, ChromeOS opens a file with a malicious ransomware software, the software can access all connected drives and shared folders and starts to encrypt all those files.

To protect themselves from such attacks in a small network without file server, at least the backup should be not publicly available.

 

Therfore, under WD MY BOOK LIVE DUO you must issue a connected USB drive in the the share access: private.

 

WD: Western Digital

NAS: Network access storage, network drives

Ransomware: Malicious software, which encrypts all of the drives and files. Examples: Rombertik, Federal Trojan, crypto Trojans and many others

WD my Book LIVE Duo: Protect your Backup from Ransomware, Set Share Settings

 

Shared access > private

 

This way you can by externally no longer access without user and password on the backup drive.

WD my Book LIVE Duo: Protect your Backup from Ransomware, Set Share Settings

 

 

Shared directories

 

Directories that are tied up in Windows as network drives or with Android: Wi-Fi network can be searched.

are the settings under shares-> share show > [folder]-> share access > public available on the network.

 

You can connect the share directory with a user plus password, but these shared folders available on Windows to the boat as connected drives permanently.

Therefore, each Randsomware can make unusable those directories.

A real protection of the backups must therefore be private access to the connected backup system

 

Public share directory

WD my Book LIVE Duo: Protect your Backup from Ransomware, Set Share Settings

 

Access with Windows on a public share folder

 

On Windows you must enter only the network ID of the NAS device in Windows Explorer

As here for example, \\Speicher25 since the WD my book live duo in the settings with this ID was switched freely.

WD my Book LIVE Duo: Protect your Backup from Ransomware, Set Share Settings

 

Shared access > public

 

After that, each visible shared directory can be selected.

A public shared directory can be opened directly without login and displayed.

WD my Book LIVE Duo: Protect your Backup from Ransomware, Set Share Settings

 

Next settings:

 

Public / private / user / password

If one has generally set the directories as a public, of course any small device in the Wi-Fi and LAN can access network to the directories.

This means that every TV with LAN directories freely accessible to connection in the future any camera and fridge also freely to the public shared.

Therefore it should further restrict access with a user / password access.

 
 


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