If someone takes control of your Amazon account, they can not only order products with your money, they can learn a lot about you by seeing your order history and browsing history. They could also take control of Alexa voice assistant products and other Amazon products and services you may own. And if you use your Amazon account to log in to other websites, then someone who gains access to your Amazon account gains the keys to those other accounts.
For these reasons, you must take the time to set your Amazon Account security and privacy settings to stop hackers from taking control of it. Let’s walk through them.
This guide shows the full, desktop version of the Amazon website. You may also use this guide on Amazon’s mobile website. The links throughout the guide will take you directly to the pages referenced.
For some settings, I don’t have a recommendation related to security or privacy, so I don’t describe them in this guide. For those, feel free to keep the default, or choose based on your preferences.
Improve Your Amazon Account Security and Privacy Using Your Account Settings
Open the Your Account page. You’ll see a page full of links that allow you to manage your account. We’ll go through them in order.