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Beware of this fake Amazon Alexa setup tab that climbs the App Store charts :: WRAL.com



Be careful about setting up your Amazon Alexa device.

What's happening: A new app called Setup for Amazon Alexa has the skyrocket to the top of the iOS App Store charts. But the app is completely fake, 9to5Mac reports.

  • The app comes from the company One World Software, which allegedly produced other shady apps earlier.
  • When you start the app, it will ask you for the device's serial number and your IP address, which will allow you a variety of cyber security threats.
  • The app is ranked as high as No. 6 in the US App Store under the "Tools" category. The app already has nearly 1
    0,000 reviews and a 3.7 star rating.

How ?: The app probably so great success because people got Alexa units for Christmas, according to BGR.

Reaction: ] None of Apple or Amazon has taken any steps towards the app, according to Engadget.

  • "If you or someone you know is setting up a new Alexa device, be sure to remove this scam," reports Engadget. [19659007] Solution: You can download the real Amazon Alexa app to set up your device.

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