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Amazon's Ring mandates two-factor authentication after camera intrusions
Amazon engineer calls to shut down Ring doorbells, cameras ‘immediately’
An Amazon engineer is calling to shut down Ring due to privacy concerns with surveillance videos.
Amazon home security system Ring made two-factor authentification a requirement rather than an option for all customers starting Tuesday, the company said in a blog post.
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The announcement came after Google-owned home security system Nest said Jan. 6 that it would require all customers to use two-factor authentication starting this spring.
"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," the blog post reads.