Surveillance camera maker Ring, an Amazon subsidiary, has decided to restrict access to its customers' online accounts. From now on, they will be forced to enter a second authentication factor when they want to connect to it. In this case, it is a single-use code consisting of six digits, which the user can receive by e-mail or by SMS. Until now, strong authentication was only an option at Ring. But following the numerous account hacks that occurred at the end of 2019, the supplier preferred to make it a mandatory passage.
Better protection of personal data
At the same time, Ring is also improving the level of protection of personal data of its products. Customers can deactivate the advertising targeting that they have suffered by default to date and which relies on Ring usage data. Soon, they will also be able to limit data sharing with the third-party companies Ring works with. “Occasionally”. There are marketing companies, support service providers and technical providers. Ring has frozen the use of these services until deactivation options are available in the Administration Center (Control Center).
Source : Ring