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Ring is Now Requiring Home Security Device Owners Sign In with 2FA to Improve Privacy and Security

Ring Security Device Two-Factor Authentication Requirement goes Live

Credit: The Ring Blog

Ring now mandates its home security device owners sign into their systems using two-factor authentication for added privacy and security…

Increasingly, IoT product OEMs are enhancing their devices’ security prowess. For example, Ring has committed to improving its smart home systems’ security through 2020. Then, Google joined in, announcing it will make 2FA mandatory for its Nest accounts, starting this spring.

Ring, though, still continues to make strides toward increased security and privacy, making it a requirement its users sign in with two-factor authentication or 2FA.

Ring Security Device Two-Factor Authentication Requirement goes Live

The new Ring home security device 2FA requirement is rolling out this week. Once added, users will need to request a six-digit code via email or SMS text — though the latter is less secure. 

Additionally, Ring will give its customers more control over data sharing. For instance, the company is immediately “pausing” the use of the majority third-party analytics services for its proprietary apps and its’ official website.

Leila Rouhi writes on the Ring blog:

“While we already offered two-factor authentication to customers, starting today we’re making a second layer of verification mandatory for all users when they log into their Ring accounts. This added authentication helps prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to your Ring account, even if they have your username and password.”

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