The Ring doorbell is part of the home security system installed by Alice Petty and Jason Hogg in their home in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. (Photo By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
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Protect Your Home From Video Doorbell Hackers With This Helpful Advice
All video doorbells come with the same default username and password, so it’s incredibly important to change those security settings after purchase.
Video doorbell hackers use the audio to try to break into homes by masquerading as a friend and to send false incident reports, drawing an armed response from
law enforcement.
You can avoid this drama with a username and passcode change. Choose one you haven't used anywhere else, and if you can, make it at least 16 characters long.
Cyrus Walker from Data Defenders LLC says that your internet network itself also needs to be secured. That means your router also needs a strong, unguessable password.
There are a few other best practices to keep top of mind. Use two-factor authentication while setting up your video doorbell app, and don't share any passwords with anyone.