Check yours right away after millions of Alexa users received costly Amazon Echo error warnings.
Users of AMAZON Alexa are urged to check a key setting to prevent any erroneous or malicious purchases.
The well-known Amazon smart home appliances can be very useful, but they can also lead to one or two expensive mistakes.
As long as you have the money in your bank account, Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo can purchase anything you ask them to.
It’s possible for Alexa to mistakenly interpret a word or phrase as its wake word and start listening even when it wasn’t supposed to.
When this happens, owners of smart devices might discover that connected devices are turning on and off or that purchases are being made without their knowledge.
Devices are also capable of understanding what your kids are saying.
This implies that one morning you might find your children’s Amazon wish list at your door.
Fortunately, you will receive an email once your order has been successfully placed, allowing you to cancel before shipping.
How can you stop unauthorized purchases from happening before they reach your door?
Follow these easy steps to restrict what an Amazon Echo can purchase online:
Although turning it off is preferable, the voice code will require you to vocally enter it every time you go to make a purchase as an additional security measure.
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