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
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.  Solution: You can download the real Amazon Alexa app to set up your device.