Beware Fake Amazon Alexa Setup App
So you got a new Amazon Alexa device for the holiday...now what? Well, you want to set it up and use it. Before you do beware of a fake setup app that has been circulating collecting private information such as IP address, device serial number, and name as reported by 9to5mac.com.
The fake app, which has now been removed from Apple's App Store had climbed into the Top 100 downloaded apps. It asked users to supply an IP address, a device serial number and a name. The fake app called "Setup for Amazon Alexa" isn't the one Amazon Echo users should have downloaded. Anyone wanting to set up a new Amazon Echo device will need the "Alexa app" as noted on Amazons website.