When you get to an Amazon Alexa device for the holidays, be careful when setting it up. There's a new fake Alexa Setup app in the iOS App Store that is up to no good.
As pointed out by 9to5Mac, the app called "Amazon Alexa Setup, ”Is quickly climbing the Top Free app charts, even finding its way to the sixth spot in the Utilities section. Oof
The good news is that it's not as bad as it could be because it doesn't immediately ask for your Amazon username and password, which could be catastrophically bad for many users (this is a good time to mention that you should always use 2FA on your Amazon account!). Instead, it simply asks for your Alexa device's IP address and serial number.
What's more, One World Software is the developer of this app, has a couple of other questionable apps in the App Store – "Marketplace – Buy / Sell ”And“ Any Font for Instagram, ”the forms of which carries the same colors as Facebook. Shady, shady crap.
As always, pay attention to what you're installing. In this case, if you are trying to set up a new Alexa device, Amazon will always be the developer of the application (the exact name is AMZN Mobile). If you're looking for something else, it's not the right app. And if you're looking for help setting up your Amazon Echo (or other Alexa device) we've covered.
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