If you own an Amazon Kindle, please make sure you run at least version 5.13.5 of the Kindle software. Researchers at Check Point Research found a bug that allowed an attacker to remotely take over a Kindle just by sending the device an infected ebook or simply by posting an infected ebook on the Amazon store. To get infected, you have to open the book; no other interaction is required from the victim to execute this exploit. Once the attacker gains a foothold, they could access your Amazon security token and take over your overall Amazon account if you have one.
If the latest software doesn’t download automatically to your device, please follow these steps:
Using a computer, download the file for your Kindle from Kindle E-Reader Software Updates – https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=GKMQC26VQQMM8XSW
* Turn on your Kindle.
* Connect your Kindle to your computer using the included charging cable.
* Drag and drop the downloaded update file from your computer onto the “Kindle” drive.
* After the file has transferred successfully, eject the Kindle to safely disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
* Disconnect the charging cable from your Kindle and your computer.
* On your Kindle home screen, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
* Tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Update Your Kindle.
* Tap OK to perform the update.
After the update is complete, your Kindle automatically restarts. Plug your Kindle in to charge and let it sit overnight, allowing your books to index.
Let me know if you need any help with this.
Thanks and have a great day 🙂
Incognito Privacy Care Team.