Ring is acting like my stubborn Cairn Terrier when she wants her own way. This is blatant and wilful ignorance. Turning a blind eye. Hoping it will just go away and no one will notice. Without thought of the consequences.

» If someone logs into your Ring account, Ring does nothing »

  • Ring does not send the owner an email warning you about an unknown.
  • Ring does not keep a record of the intrusion.

Joseph Cox, Vice’s Motherboard »

From across the other side of the world, a colleague has just accessed my Ring account, and in turn, a live-feed of a Ring camera in my apartment. He sent a screenshot of me stretching, getting ready for work. Then a second colleague accessed the camera from another country, and started talking to me through the Ring device.

“Joe can you tell I’m watching you type,” they added in a Slack message. The blue light which signals someone is watching the camera feed faded away. But I still couldn’t shake the feeling of someone may be tuning in. I went into another room.

My colleagues were only able to access my Ring camera because they had the relevant email address and password, but Amazon-owned home security company Ring is not doing enough to stop hackers breaking into customer accounts, and in turn, their cameras, according to multiple cybersecurity experts, people who write tools to break into accounts, and Motherboard’s own analysis with a Ring camera it bought to test the company’s security protections.

Related » Ring passwords have been found on the dark web (TechCrunch)

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