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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