How to Protect Amazon And Alexa Devices from Hackers

How to Secure Your Amazon Echo and Alexa Devices

How do you secure your Amazon Alexa and Echo Devices – Echo, Echo Show, Echo Dot, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Buds, etc. ?

Amazon Echo  / Alexa Devices - Protect by enabling two-step verification

The best way to protect your Amazon devices is to enable two-factor authentication to secure your Amazon Account and use a strong and unique password. Here are the essential two steps:

1. Enable Two-Factor Authetication (Two-Step Verification)

  1. Go to Advanced Security Settings.
  2. Click ‘Get Started‘ to set-up Two-Factor Authentication.
  3. Enter your phone number
  4. Enter the code that was sent to your phone number and click ‘Verify code and continue‘.
  5. Do either of the following:
    • Add a back-up phone number and decide on delivery format (text message or voice call).
    • Download and configure an authenticator app. This will allow you to generate security codes when you’re unable to receive messages to your device.
      • Note: You won’t be able to turn on Two-Step Verification without adding a back-up phone number . This is so that you have a back-up option to receive a security code if you no longer have access to your primary mobile device .
  6. You won’t be able to turn on Two-Step Verification without adding a back-up phone number . This is so that you have a back-up option to receive a security code if you no longer have access to your primary mobile device.

2. Create a Unique and Strong Password

  • Create a password using a combination of uppercase & lowercase letters, symbols and numbers.
  • Note: Use password managers like 1password and Lastpass to automatically manage and store passwords.

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