Ring Doorbells Had Security Bug That Exposed Wi-Fi Passwords To Hackers

    Date13 Nov 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Are you a Ring doorbell owner? Have you heard about the security bug that researchers discovered in Ring doorbells that sent Wi-Fi passwords over the network in plain HTTP rather than being encrypted? Learn more:

    Ring doorbells contained a security vulnerability that exposed passwords to the Wi-Fi networks they were connected to, according to research published by Bitdefender

    The security technology company said that the doorbell, which is owned and sold by Amazon, was sending Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext, or unencrypted text, as the doorbell joined the network. This vulnerability would allow nearby hackers to learn the Wi-Fi password and potentially gain access to other devices connected to the network, TechCrunch reported.

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