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Ring Announces New Security Protocols After Customer Complaints of Account Hacks
After customer complaints of account hacks, Ring is making two-factor authentication mandatory and is considering allowing users to opt out of sharing their data with third-party companies.
In response tohighly publicized complaintsfrom customers about their Ring cameras being hacked, the Amazon-owned companyannounced new security protocolson Tuesday that will make their products more secure for customers.
Ring is now making two-factor authentication mandatory for all users when they log into their accounts. Each time a customer logs in, the company will send a code through an email or phone number associated with the account. The six-digit code -- which many consumers have become familiar with through other websites -- will add an extra layer of security to Ring accounts, making it harder for hackers to gain control of the account and its devices.
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