Ring Enhances Security Amid Account Hacks
- November 8, 2023
- Posted by: Noris Anderson
- Category: Security Guard News
Ring, the premier provider of home security solutions, has responded to increasing customer complaints regarding unwarranted access to their accounts by unveiling several enhanced security protocols. This move comes after numerous users reported incidents where devices were compromised – raising serious privacy and safety issues within connected households. Since 2017, Ring has come under heavy fire due to several high-profile account breaches, in which malicious actors gained access to customers’ security cameras and doorbell devices and caused privacy violations and unsettling incidents.
New security measures at Ring are intended to address this concern and give their users greater peace of mind. Here is an overview of their changes:
Ring now advises and encourages all users to enable MFA on their accounts for added protection, even if login credentials become compromised, to ensure access remains protected even when exposed. The company has instituted stricter password requirements, encouraging users to create more robust and unique passwords that protect accounts against standard hacking techniques like brute-force attacks. This helps protect accounts from being breached.
Users must verify their emails when creating or altering accounts, adding another layer of authentication for account-related activities. Ring notifies users of suspicious or unauthorized login attempts, giving them time to take immediate steps if there’s an intrusion into their security. Ring has expanded its customer support team to assist users who may have encountered security issues with their accounts and offer guidance regarding account recovery or security best practices. Ring is working towards implementing advanced security features, including biometric authentication and more robust encryption standards, to further ensure user protection.
Ring issued a statement emphasizing its commitment to customer privacy and security, noting the reported account breaches were cause for alarm while promising swift resolution of all concerns effectively and efficiently. As online security threats continue to escalate, companies like Ring have taken significant steps to safeguard their customers against unwelcome access and privacy breaches. Their new security protocols aim to make sure users can enjoy all the advantages of smart home devices without jeopardizing their safety or privacy – and are strongly encouraging users to update their accounts with these precautions to secure both themselves as well as their connected homes and loved ones. Our comprehensive security services provide a wide range of protection measures, including surveillance, access control, and cybersecurity, to ensure the safety and integrity of an organization’s assets.