WhatsApp Hack: Do THESE 5 things to prevent your account from being breached

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 June 2019, 05:13 PM
Even with the two-factor authentication, you might want to reconsider your password strength
Even with the two-factor authentication, you might want to reconsider your password strength

There was news last month about WhatsApp messenger being hacked. Updated versions of WhatsApp were released by the company. A spyware software called Pegasus owned a private Israeli company NSO Group was reported to have taken advantage of WhatsApp’s voice call function to carry out the attack.

WhatsApp also that time admitted to the breach. “The attack has all the hallmarks of a private company known to work with governments to deliver spyware that reportedly takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems. We have briefed a number of human rights organizations to share the information we can, and to work with them to notify civil society,” Financial Times had reported.

Do THESE 5 things to prevent your WhatsApp account from being hacked 

  • Avoid sharing your phone with others.
  • Must keep a screen lock.
  • Start using App locker Applications.
  • Check in WhatsApp Web option, is there any device connected where you WhatsApp account is being operated. If you found any unknown device instantly log out from there. Perhaps some users may not be familiar with two-factor or multi-factor authentication, but it should already be a default by now. You can enable two-factor authentication via WhatsApp's Security Settings.
  • Even with the two-factor authentication, you might want to reconsider your password strength. A strong password is an important element in the overall account security. 
First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2019 01:10 PM
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