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.