Amazon Ring doorbells uncovered residence Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Safety researchers have found a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that uncovered the password for the Wi-Fi community it was related to.

Bitdefender stated the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its proprietor’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext over the web, permitting for close by hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and acquire entry to the community to launch bigger assaults or conduct surveillance.

Amazon mounted the vulnerability in all Ring units in September, however the vulnerability was solely disclosed at the moment.

It’s one other instance of sensible residence know-how affected by safety points. As a lot as sensible residence units are designed to make our lives simpler and houses safer, researchers preserve discovering vulnerabilities that permit them to get entry to the very factor they’re attempting to guard.

Earlier this 12 months, flaws in a well-liked sensible residence hub allowed researchers to interrupt into an individual’s residence by triggering a sensible lock to unbolt the door.

Amazon has confronted intense scrutiny in current months for Ring’s work with regulation enforcement. A number of information retailers, together with Gizmodo, have detailed the shut relationship Ring has with police departments, together with their Ring-related messaging.

It was reported this week that Ring had bragged on Instagram about monitoring hundreds of thousands of trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

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