Ring adds more security features following data breach

Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory

Ring is working on creating a better experience for its users, but it isn't doing enough still. In a blog post, the company said it will this week make two-factor authentication mandatory for all log ins to Ring accounts using a six digit code sent my SMS or email.

If you own a Ring video doorbell or camera, get ready to turn on the two-factor authentication with your account.

If you receive a code that you haven't requested, Ring says this could indicate that someone has attempted to compromise your account, and recommends that you change your password as soon as possible.

Motherboard subsequently dug deeper into Ring's security, asserting that Ring lacked basic security features, such as monitoring the location of where someone logs in or letting users know when more than one person is logged into an account.

In a blog post Ring's president Leila Rouhi said the company takes "digital security and privacy seriously" and would look at additional ways to improve security.

Add a PIN or passcode to your smartphone account to help prevent unauthorized changes to your mobile account. 2FA will thus block someone else that might have gained access to their password from logging into their account if they don't also have access to the trusted device used to receive the 2FA codes.

The company announced this week that it was adding more security measures to users' accounts to ensure that they stay protected from hackers and other malicious actors.

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The new mandatory two-factor authentication will begin rolling out to users today, the company said.

The corporate just lately additionally added a login notification characteristic for Ring accounts that goals to alert customers anytime somebody efficiently logs into their account from a brand new system or browser. You can also view and manage Shared Users in Control Center.

To opt-out of third-party data sharing, go to the Menu of Ring app click "Control Center" open "Privacy information and control" then "Third-party service providers" then 'Personalized advertising, ' and then toggle the switch to disable. The company has already temporarily paused the use of most third-party analytics services in Ring apps and on its site, she said.

And last month the Electronic Frontier Foundation published a study that showed Ring was sharing personally identifiable information with third-party analytics firms. Although, Ring does say that you will still see non-personalized ads from time to time.

In a move that echoes that made by Google with its Nest devices, Ring now requires users to configure 2FA.

"That's why we're listening to what you, our customers, are saying and taking additional steps to help you feel confident that your home and personal information are safe when you use our products".

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