Amazon’s Ring makes authentication step mandatory

Ring, the home security company owned by Amazon, has updated its log in process, adding a verification code step and making it the default setting for all its products.

The change means that users will now have to enter their password and unique six-digit code when they first log in to the app, or haven’t logged in for 30 days.

Nest, Google’s home security device, has also recently announced it is implementing a number of security safeguards. Amongst these is the mandation of two-factor authentication (2FA) for its users following a spate of attacks where hackers guessed, or used pwned passwords, to access Nest accounts.

Using 2FA on your important accounts means that even if a criminal knows your password, they won’t be able to access your accounts.

Further details here – https://support.ring.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360024511592-Two-factor-security-authentication-with-Ring-products

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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