Amazon Ring have announced in a blog post that they will make two-factor authentication mandatory. Users will receive a one-time, six-digit code every time they attempt to log in, either via email or text. Users will also be able to opt out of personalised advertising, and Ring will provide additional options to limit sharing information with third-party service providers.
After all the backlash Ring has received for their privacy and security issues, this is an excellent move and must be commended. Google recently added 2FA as default in Nest and, as in usual fashion, other manufacturers follow suit.
Making 2FA default adds an extra layer of protection. It must be noted that it can still be compromised, but it is that much harder for a cyber criminal to carry out.
To go one step further, downloading an authenticator app is even quicker and will remove having to use a mobile phone number, which is where some of the other security issues lie. Once devices like this make it easy to use, security finally becomes convenient.