UPDATED 7:47 PM PT — Saturday, November 9, 2019
If you’re an Amazon Ring Video Doorbell user, your Wi-Fi data may have been exposed to hackers. Reports this week said cybersecurity researchers uncovered a software flaw in the device that could have helped potential hackers steal usernames and passwords.
The vulnerability was in the doorbell’s camera, which sent sensitive information from the camera to the devices app over an unencrypted network. That means anyone using that same unencrypted network could have stolen the video user’s information.
“If incorrectly setup or used in the wrong way, they can make people more vulnerable to attackers,” stated senior ZDNet reporter Danny Palmer.
Amazon provided every Ring Doorbell Pro user with a security patch to prevent any hacks moving forward.