WhatsApp users can safeguard their account from hackers in 4 simple steps

Nowadays hackers easily hack social media account, bank account, and personal information. so here the following things by you can save your WhatsApp account from hackers  

It has been observed that WhatsApp is the top target for hackers. There are more than two billion active users on WhatsApp. With no doubt can say that WhatsApp is a more popular app around the whole world.

It also gives a wide range of employment or crafty tactics to snoop on unknowing victims.

There are several things you can do on WhatsApp wherever you can protect your smartphones from cybercrime.

WhatsApp said “Privacy and security is in our DNA, which is why we have end-to-end encryption”

“When end-to-end encrypted, your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents,

status updates and calls are secured from falling into the wrong hands.”

You can protect your smartphones from hackers by doing for simple steps are as follows 

1.  Enable two-step verification

This verification is an optional feature in WhatsApp which can add more security for your account. Which will help to protect your account from hackers?

WhatsApp also explained, “When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit PIN that you created using this feature.”

To enable two-step verification, open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable.

Once you’ve set up your six-digit PIN, once in a while WhatsApp can ask you for it to check it’s you.

WhatsApp added: “Never share a 6-digit WhatsApp SMS verification code with others, even if the other person appears to be someone you know or an organisation you trust. WhatsApp does not ask you to share your verification code.”

2. Use Face Lock

If you are using WhatsApp on an iPhone which is running over iOs 9 or updated. You can allow Touch ID or Face ID.

WhatsApp clarified that WhatsApp explained: “When enabled, you must use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock WhatsApp. You can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked.”

To enable Face ID or Touch ID, open WhatsApp Settings and Tap Account > Privacy > Screen Lock.

  Turn on Require Touch ID or Require Face ID. You can select the length of time WhatsApp can be on standby mode before Touch ID or Face ID is required.

3. Turn off cloud backup

This will help you restore your chat while you back up your chat from the cloud and the messages aren’t protected via end-to-end encryption.

 This signifies that law enforcement could ask Google or apple for access to your backup up chats.

To turn off cloud backup, open WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Auto Backup, and toggle it off. 

4. Turn off read receipts

 Turning off read receipts can be a good way to protect your privacy on WhatsApp

To turn off your read receipts, go to Settings > Account > Privacy and disable Read Receipts.

WhatsApp added: “This won't disable the read receipts for group chats or play receipts for voice messages. There's no way to turn those settings off.”

 

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