What sort of world do we live in where your doorbell can extort you for bitcoin. We truly live in the future!
No login attempt limit on a home security device…🤦
Eh not quite.
When I looked into it, it seems that everybody that got credentials leaked used usernames and passwords that were already available in previous leaks. Meaning this is a case of password re-use and not Ring leaking passwords. So how it went down is after some credential leaks, hackers began inputting existing username and passwords into whatever it is that’s used to access Ring devices. Because users reused credentials, the hackers logged in. From there they pulled information about the Ring device and leaked that.
The article you linked points out all this information and still people in this thread get the complete wrong idea behind the leak.
None of this is Ring’s fault. This is purely a user error and general unsafe password usage. Now, Ring probably should have used 2FA and login limiting and lockouts also should have been used. 2FA is not used by your average user even if there is an available option, so it would probably need to be enforced. Again lockout should have been used, kind of puzzling why its not.
Personally, the “suspension of recommendation for Ring products” sounds pretty silly to me, since if people didn’t just repeat all their passwords this kind of thing wouldn’t have happened.
People also talk about the Ring that was in the girls room…and the network connected security camera in the girl’s room disturbs me way more then the hacker looking in, or the data breach as a whole. First off: Jesus christ, helicopter parent much? Don’t put cameras in your kids room, 8 years old is a little old for that. Also theoretically any network connected security camera can be remotely accessed (and you don’t need credentials to do so); I’ve heard of security cameras still accessible by people who returned them back to the company which sold it as used. Second, don’t point your cameras at “intimate areas” like a bedroom, bathroom, etc. Personally, my cameras are always pointed at a door or outside.
There sure have been a lot of tech articles negative about Ring lately with no mention of google nest.
Equal access- cops and criminals.