Ring belatedly makes 2FA mandatory

Ring belatedly makes 2FA mandatory

Couldn’t the company, like, maybe have done this a tad bit sooner?

Ring, the Amazon-owned manufacturer of home surveillance cameras, announced that it’s implementing a long-overdue step meant to keep its customers’ accounts safe from hackersStarting today, two-factor authentication will be mandatory for all Ring users. 

The company has been in the news recently for all kinds of unfortunate reasons. From shady data-sharing practices to an overly cozy relationship with police and simply being altogether too easy to hack, Ring hasn’t had a great past 12 months. 

During that time, the Ring brand has taken one hit after another. Today’s effort to lock down customers’ accounts appears to be a belated response to at least some of the problems that are part and parcel of owning and using the device.   Read more…

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