Whatsapp can be Hacked again – Read to stay protected
The hack that used to happen in which hackers use to send verification code is back. We will be discussing the spread and how to stay protected from this hack.
As during this lockdown, there has been a surge in using of social media by the general public. With more usage comes more vulnerabilities for the attackers to steal your information. There has been data estimates showing a rise of 40% usage.
In this hack, friend or acquaintance of a victim is tricked into thinking that they are talking to an actual person but it is the hacker. The hacker sends a WhatsApp message to the victim’s friend and asks that his WhatsApp isn’t working and he has sent a verification code. When the verification code is sent by the victim’s friend hacker gets the verification code. This way hacker gains access to your WhatsApp account.
After gaining access the hacker then asks for a ransom to release your WhatsApp account. This thing can also happen via Facebook, it doesn’t need to be WhatsApp only. So if you receive any message asking for verification code never send it.
What we suggest you to do in this case:
Setup a two-way authentication for your whatsapp account.
To enable such a setting you need to go in your settings >account > two-step verification > enable.
You will have to set up a Six digit pin or you may also add a back email address just in case.
This six-digit pin will be used to set up WhatsApp on your new phone. This pin is extra security and will be different than the verification SMS that is sent.