Amazon has been investing heavily in smart home technologies for many years, both with its smart assistants Alexa and with other products. A major vulnerability was found in the Amazon Ring smart ring system , which is one of them .
People who installed Amazon Ring in their homes could see who came through the camera on the device when their doors were knocked . It was discovered that the Android application used for this process had vulnerabilities that could cause major problems.
Users’ Personal Information and Video Images are in Danger
The vulnerabilities in the Amazon Ring application, which has been downloaded by more than 10 million people so far , even allow access to other information on the phone. According to the information shared by the cyber security firm Checkmarx , which examines the software, hackers can access information such as users’ e-mail, full name, address, phone and camera images on the device, thanks to these security vulnerabilities . It is stated that even credit card information can be accessed.
Starting to work on security vulnerabilities after the report published on May 27, Amazon stated that these and similar problems have been completely resolved in the past days and Amazon Rings can be used with peace of mind. The company, which also conducted extensive research after the report, said that the vulnerabilities are very difficult to exploit and that no Amazon Ring user has been victimized by malicious actors.
This is not Amazon Ring’s first incident. After an internal investigation in 2020 , it was determined that Amazon employees were able to watch the camera footage of users by overriding their authority . Responding to the court, which took action after the allegations, Amazon accepted that 11 clips were published without the consent of the people.