Amazon’s Ring Blamed Hacks on Consumers Reusing Their Passwords. A lawsuit filed by Tycko & Zavareei Say That’s Not True.
After a series of high-profile incidents in which hackers gained access to live footage of Ring security cameras inside people’s homes, the company blamed consumers for reusing old passwords. Two plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit accusing the company of negligence and invasion of privacy say that’s not the issue — instead, they say their passwords were unique and that the company didn’t implement basic security measures to protect users. A security expert enlisted by Recode found that Ring’s devices lack widely adopted safety precautions. [Read more…]