The Kindle Fire may be one of the most popular gadgets these days. But it is not without its flaws. Many fan boys have decided to go after the device because it is not an iPad killer. But there are legitimate reasons to be concerned with the Kindle Fire and its performance. The device’s security is certainly concerning. In order to use a Kindle Fire, owners need to connect their Amazon account to the device. That means anyone who gets a hold of a Kindle Fire may be able to buy things on it without the original owner’s permission.
The good news is purchased items can only be shipped to addresses that are already on file. Entering a new address will cut off access to Amazon accounts on Kindle Fire units. Those of us who have owned a Kindle or two in the past are quite familiar with how the whole process works. But we would like to see Amazon do more to protect the account information stored on each and every Kindle Fire unit.
Amazon does have one of the best customer service programs around. Even if someone ends up buying things from a stolen Kindle Fire, Amazon customers always have a chance to work something out with the company. If your device is stolen, the least you can do is change your account password and have your device deactivated by Amazon. You may not get your device back but you will avoid having your sensitive information end up with a stranger.