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The Hacker in My Ring Camera: A Tale of Trolls

You installed the camera to keep your family secure, then hackers took over.

by Ben Makuch
Dec 19 2019, 1:00pm

Imagine installing security cameras in your house to protect your family. Then one day those cameras start talking to you. Harrassing you, in fact.

After last week's news of a series of Ring surveillance camera hacks, Motherboard learned there’s a livestreamed-podcast over a Discord channel where hackers take over people's Ring cameras and use their speakers to troll its owners in the comfort of their own homes.

On top of that, Motherboard tested the security of Ring and found, well, Ring accounts are lacking basic security measures.

On this week’s CYBER we have our reporter Joseph Cox, who broke the stories, to tell us more.

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