Don’t Get Hacked! Simple Ways To Keep Your Alexa Device Secure
Recently, the users have become more aware that all devices and information in them can be hacked, especially those connected to the internet. Though Amazon says that Alexa devices do not record at all times, they do record when the trigger word is spoken. Many users are do not realize that the recordings are stored until they are specifically deleted.
You can start by securing your systems by protecting your network. Change the default password and enable the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPAS2) Protocol. Changing the trigger word can help against activating Alexa’s recording accidentally. Choose a word which you do not use in daily life. Your commands to Alexa can give an outsider valuable information about your lifestyle and routines. Secure the system with a strong password.
“If you have any kind of questions or any kind of misgivings about having recordings around, just delete them,” Dixon said. “The idea is just like clearing the web history in a web browser.” Deleting all old recordings can degrade Alexa’s performance slightly because the device uses your history to improve responses over time, and it will have to relearn patterns if information is lost.
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