Thursday, November 7, 2019

Amazon Ring Doorbells Exposed Wi-Fi Passwords

The good news is that, even though this is being announced today, the vulnerability has been fixed since September of last year.

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring  doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender  said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its owner’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, allowing for nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and gain access to the network to launch larger attacks or conduct surveillance.