Ring has recently come under fire when some of its practices, which involved collecting data and sending it to third-party companies, were discovered. The company later came forward where they stated that in a future update, they plan on beefing up its privacy and security and also giving users an option to opt out of data collection.
The good news is that if you’re a Ring customer and you are hoping for greater security, Ring has announced some changes in which they are making two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory to be used with Ring accounts. The company notes that 2FA has always been offered to customers, but before it was an optional feature. Now it is required.
According to Ring, “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 company has also made good on its previous promise to allow users to opt out of sharing data. This comes in the form of new tools in the app where users will have greater control over who has access to their data, as well as the ability to opt out of personalized advertising.