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Return Kindle Fire for the lack of security


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Initial post: May 13, 2012 8:00:08 PM PDT
Mike2033 says:
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Posted on May 13, 2012 8:02:20 PM PDT
GnomeEd says:
LOL. Good luck with that!

1. Reset

2. Don't give it to your kid

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:03:16 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You can recover from a lost password easily and the latest patch has full parental controls. You are so uninformed....

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:09:31 PM PDT
1. Untrue, you can reset your device and start over, but it would be much easier if you just remembered your password.

2. There is password protection on purchases now.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:10:58 PM PDT
Russ says:
You need to read your user manual or contact customer service for assistance instead of coming here and trying to begin some type of uprising for your own failures.

At no time has the Kindle Fire or any other Kindle been recommended for children. If they get ahold to it and make purchases, it's because you weren't properly supervising them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 8:35:29 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
You need to update your Fire to the latest version. Apparently you haven't, for whatever reason. There certainly can be restrictions on purchases now, though there weren't a couple of months ago.

Good luck with the Google marketplace.

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:46:35 PM PDT
You said "lack of security", but seem to have issue with the strict password security. What good would a password be if one could circumvent it easily? When you find an android tablet that has "better" security and easily hacked password protection, please let us know.

If you had a revolutionary new iPad and forgot your password, you have to reset it from the last computer to which you synced it, and you will lose all of your data.

Posted on May 13, 2012 10:22:21 PM PDT
Cyad says:
Wasn't there a Mike a few weeks ago that started a discussion thread about how bad the Kindle Fire is? (Just wondering if it's a Troll stirring the pot?).

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 10:32:01 PM PDT
1. It's no more difficult to reset a password on a Fire than on any other computer/tablet. Truth.

2. Because your kids will never buy stuff using any other computer or tablet, right? And who lets their kids splay anyway? That sounds kinda inappropriate.

By all means return it, but don't be surprised if you run into the same problems with that device.

Operator error. Why isn't that programmed as a common error message with any electronic device?

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 11:01:37 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Thanks for sharing, Mr. Maroon

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 11:42:38 PM PDT
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Posted on May 14, 2012 3:21:54 AM PDT
Fortunately, Amazon's forum does have the "Ignore this customer" button. Good-bye, Mike2033.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:07:38 AM PDT
Sarida says:
1. Same with an android tablet

2. Poor parenting. You don't "accidentally" click on something. You purposefully put your finger on the screen and touch it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:13:54 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
So, you want to be able to reset the password without losing the info on the device? Why bother with a password then?

If your children are too young to follow your rules about purchasing content, don't let them use your Fire. Simple.

That said, there are some additional parental controls that have been added in recent weeks, and there are some parental control apps in the app store.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 6:10:06 AM PDT
I think the most offensive part of this post are the first two words: "Join me."

No.

You're perfectly entitled to an opinion, but to begin your rant with a demand that we feel the same way is absurd. Enjoy your iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:24:42 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I actually love my iPad. However, the OP said he was going to get get a "real Android tablet." So he will want to look for a 7" Asus or Samsung most likely. I actually was in love with a 7" Lenovo but ended up waiting for the New iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:26:16 AM PDT
King Al says:
HINT: Next time you rant, get a clue as to what you are griping about. You are wrong on both counts.

Posted on May 14, 2012 11:27:29 AM PDT
Bottom line is that those "real Android tablets" don't have the same level of security features provided by the Fire 6.3.1. OP doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

On the iPad, one can still lock themselves out with the password if they forget it, and restoring the system also results in a data wipe.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:30:48 AM PDT
And I'm as pleased as can be that you're happy with what you got.

But the OP was still obnoxious.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:31:45 AM PDT
flipoid says:
I'm not "joining you" in anything. Why should I, when I am happy with the way my Kindle Fire works?

You are so uninformed about the way the Fire works, not to mention that you shouldn't be letting your kids play with it unsupervised. You will get those confirming emails of purchases--sounds as though you need to talk to them about not pressing the button that clearly says "Buy."

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 11:34:55 AM PDT
That's what bothered me.

Posted on May 14, 2012 11:38:59 AM PDT
emily swan says:
I am baffled by this. No security? Do you have a computer? How secure are you on that? If you walk outside, how secure are you? Security and the Kindle, duh!! I'm glad you're returning it. Have you returned your computer too? Your phone?
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Initial post:  May 13, 2012
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