In the last few months WhatsApp has given us, as never before, reasons to doubt the security of our account. The latest announcement regarding an update to its privacy policies generated unexpected reactions, losing millions of users. Now, the Facebook-owned company has put in intense efforts to promote its commitment to security.
In addition to dozens of statements shared by its spokespersons, WhatsApp released its own stories to strengthen its commitment to safety. In parallel, and ironically for many, he has begun to share tricks to avoid the theft of WhatsApp accounts.
Tips to protect your WhatsApp account
Although some of these recommendations seem obvious, in most cases forgetting about them is the main cause of theft of WhatsApp accounts.
Don’t share the six-digit verification code: You can only verify your own phone number. The phone number you want to verify must be enabled to receive calls and SMS messages. For security reasons, WhatsApp does not send the code through any other method.
Activate two-step verification: Two-Step Verification is an optional feature that adds security to your WhatsApp account. When activated, we have the option of entering an email address. This allows WhatsApp to send you a link to reset your PIN via email in case you forget it, and also helps protect your account.
If you receive an email to reset your 2-Step Verification PIN or registration code without making this request, do not click the link. Someone else may be trying to access your phone number on WhatsApp.
Do not share your account information with anyone else: No matter how confident you are with your friend or neighbor who knows a lot about computers, they do not share any password or PIN. Just follow the steps specified in the application website
Be cautious when answering call questions from companies you don’t know: This recommendation is based on the premise that no application makes calls requesting security data for its users’ accounts.
Further, WhatsApp recommends closing sessions on computers from the phone, in case we suspect that someone else has access to our account from WhatsApp Web. In order to protect the account, WhatsApp will also notify when someone tries to register an account with our phone number.
If one is not on your list, now is the time to add it!
Source: iPadizate by www.ipadizate.es.
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