Amazon Kindle Fire ships with your credentials already entered and ready to buy?
Looks like Edward Nickinson from Android Central got a shock of his life when he discovered that his Kindle Fire had shipped with his username and password all entered and signed in, ready to start purchasing content.gadgets Updated: Nov 16, 2011 12:13 IST
Kindle Fire, the brand new Android tablet from Amazon has been touted as the real iPad killer by many. Starting with the cheap price to the enormous store of content house within Amazon servers, the Fire already looks like a winner on pen and paper.
And suddenly drops a bomb.
One needs to log into their Amazon account first to be able to order for a Kindle Fire, thus letting Amazon know which of their customer has ordered for it. Thanks to their snappy shipping, one gets the package in no time and may start to unwrap it.
Well, all is nice and dandy upto here. Looks like Edward Nickinson from Android Central
when he discovered that his Kindle Fire had shipped with his username and password all entered and signed in, ready to start purchasing content.
Yes, it surely is can be a privacy scare for many. Worse, what if he wished gift a Fire to someone else? Thankfully Amazon allows you to designate a certain shipment as a “gift” so that you could avoid this mess. Nonetheless, just because someone ordered for the Kindle should mean the tablet should already be pre-populated with all his credentials and credit card details is a little eerie, don’t you think?
(image courtesy: Android Central)
First Published: Nov 16, 2011 11:47 IST