Security researchers at Bitdefender have revealed they discovered a flaw in Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which could allow an attacker to steal home Wi-Fi credentials.
It’s reported that the device’s smartphone app sent credentials in plain HTTP language during set-up and configuration. Researchers said an attacker – within close range – could target the device with a type of denial of service (DoS) attack and get it kicked off the Wi-Fi network. When the consumer reconfigured the device, details would then be exposed.
Bitdefender has been working with Ring’s tech team to help mitigate this issue and say Ring Doorbell Pro cameras have received a security update that fixes the flaw going forward.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.