Blogathon 06/19: Alexa, stop listening!

Here’s an interesting little nobble that could trip up a person or several.

Alexa will allow people/persons within hearing range to order/buy things on the controlling Amazon account.

If you have Alexa, and if you don’t want someone to be able to say ‘Alexa, buy me a Maserati’, you have to go in to the settings to switch this off.

It’s simple to do:

Go to alexa.amazon.com or open the Alexa app on your mobile device:

Click Settings in the left menu
Scroll down and select Voice Purchasing
Click the toggle beside Purchase by voice to disable the feature

Now then, who wants to buy a Maserati?

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One Response to Blogathon 06/19: Alexa, stop listening!

  1. Masher says:

    “Alexa, disable the disable feature”
    “Disable feature disabled”
    “Alexa, buy me a Maserati”

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