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Fake Amazon Alexa app removed from Apple’s App Store

OneWorld Software’s “Setup for Amazon Alexa” app, which was made available on the App Store last week, which managed to rank sixth in the most downloaded “Utilities” app list on the Apple App Store, has been removed by Amazon. That app reportedly collects personal information such as IP address, mobile device ID, browser, location data, etc. The app quickly climbed to 60th overall in the “Top Free” charts on App Store with over 9,400 ratings. However, it seems the app is a fake that does not really help with setup of Amazon devices. Instead, it asks users to provide information like IP address, device’s serial number when launched.


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