Ring Updates Device Security and Privacy—But Ignores Larger Concerns

Ring Updates Device Security and Privacy—But Ignores Larger Concerns By Matthew Guariglia and Bill Budington Amazon’s surveillance doorbell company Ring has announced extra layers of security and control for users after a wave of backlash from civil liberties and cyber security organizations like EFF and Mozilla. Organizations raised major concerns over Ring’s lack of effort in protecting the data and security of users, including permitting multiple log-in attempts that allowed bad actors to take control of people’s Ring cameras; not requiring two-factor authentication; and allowing a number of undisclosed third-party…

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Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach By Cooper Quintin and Bill Budington Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera names were dumped online. This includes cameras recording private spaces inside homes. This stunning new leak could potentially provide criminals and stalkers with access to view live video feeds from inside and around…

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