Monday, July 16, 2018

How to know your WhatsApp account has been hacked and tips to prevent it 2018 Guide

So what happens if your WhatsApp account is hacked. Although WhatsApp can be hacked to a limited extent, the reality when being hacked will be bad, and there's no need to inform one user that. Once hacked, the hacker can keep an eye on you like when you come online WhatsApp, your sleeping pattern, your online activity and much more.
Hackers can access your WhatsApp data by various means like via WhatsApp web or registering your number on another device. WhatsApp cannot work on two phones at the same time but hackers if register your number on another device, can easily get hold of all your chats including the personal ones.
Hackers can quickly scan your WhatsApp QR code and access your WhatsApp conversation from anywhere in the world. However, this requires hackers to have a physical access of your phone to access the QR code.
To know if your WhatsApp web is active on an unknown device, go to the three dots given at the top right corner of your WhatsApp window. Go to WhatsApp Web and check the list of all open sessions. This will let you see all the devices that are connected to your WhatsApp.
If you are seeing a message " This phone could not be verified", it means your WhatsApp has been accessed by an unknown device also.
There is also third-party software available on the web that can be used by hackers to sniff in your WhatsApp conversations.

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Tips to prevent your WhatsApp from getting hacked:
-- Log out from all computers that you see in the list under WhatsApp Web. This will stop hackers from reading your chats further. However, this should be done every time you use WhatsApp web.
-- Do not leave your phone unattended when you are out.
-- Lock all your apps to prevent unknown people to access your apps.
-- Free WiFi connections are great, saves you time and money in purchasing data. As much as possible try not to connect your phone to unknown or free WiFi connections as this will be the source of hackers who can use your MAC address to access your WhatsApp info, chats, and content.
-- If in case, a detection of your WhatsApp is hacked already, you need to deactivate your account by sending an email at support@whatsapp.com. Note that your account will be automatically deleted if not accessed or logged in for 30 days.
--Enable 2 step verification under WhatsApp Account settings. This will add an extra layer of security over the app.


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