Hacker Accessed Family’s Ring Security Camera, Told Their 8-Year-Old Daughter He Was
This is a discussion on Hacker Accessed Family’s Ring Security Camera, Told Their 8-Year-Old Daughter He Was within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I don't disagree gentlemen. I work in an environment where IT security is paramount. We are required to change our passwords quarterly at a minimum ...
December 15th, 2019 10:29 AM
I don't disagree gentlemen. I work in an environment where IT security is paramount. We are required to change our passwords quarterly at a minimum and must be a minimum of 12 characters with numbers, caps and special characters included. My current password is 17 characters.
December 15th, 2019 02:35 PM
I had to open an account with a new to me on line company the other day and they only allow passwords between 8 and 10 characters. That is not very secure by any definition. Actually, I think it was shopruger.com and they should know better than to limit people's security like that!
Could I have purchased the same thing elsewhere? Not exactly, but something almost identical for more money plus shipping. Probably should have done that.
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
December 15th, 2019 03:59 PM
1. Open the account.
Originally Posted by ShooterGranny
2. Make your purchase.
3. Don't save financial information appended to the account.
4. Get item.
5. Close account.
Repeat if you need something later from same vendor.
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December 15th, 2019 07:57 PM
We unplugged our Alexa and it sat there "dead" until we got a phone call and it decided to start talking. It was getting power from a blue tooth speaker that we had used while the Alexa played music. So one gadget gets power over the airwaves from another even when it is unplugged.
Originally Posted by gasmitty
December 16th, 2019 12:50 AM
The security protocol for the wifi (WPA) had nothing to do with it. You can log in to your account over the web so you can talk to people through the cam. They used the same credentials on another site which had been compromised.
Originally Posted by Talldog
Ring doesn't mandate MFA because most users don't want it. My company produces software for the tax and accounting industry and many firms complain whenever we are required to mandate new security features.
December 17th, 2019 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by GpTom
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 229 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
December 20th, 2019 11:52 PM
My wife tells me that it was the Bluetooth speaker that started talking.
December 21st, 2019 09:48 AM
Apparently, Ring's cameras are not considered very secure. Just google "ring camera security" and check the News tab.
December 21st, 2019 10:15 AM
No wireless security systems for me. No "Alexa" listening devices either. I finally managed to shut down "Hey Google" on my cell phone. I don't use iPhones, so Seri wasn't an issue, but I would have shut it off also.
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December 22nd, 2019 08:54 AM
Got an email from ring and they said that the people who were compromised had used the same password for everything and the password was not stolen from a ring device. Ring warned us to use different passwords for different things. Nobody can protect people who don't use good judgement when they need to.