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The main security issue known so far with the Amazon Kindle Fire is the way that it handles web browsing. Because the way that it surfs the web is broken into two components so the "heavy lifting" can be done on the Amazon cloud side (resulting in better performance from the low-cost device), SSL is broken - it cannot possibly work because for Amazon to break apart the web processing, they're basically performing what amounts to a "man in the middle" attack on any web browsing you perform on the device. I'm not sure if there's a fix - if there will be any way to turn off the Amazon cloud-based processing. We'll have to wait until the device is actually in people's hands before experts will be able to diagnose methods for making the device more secure.