How to Protect WhatsApp Account from Hackers
It is no longer news that WhatsApp accounts are in recent time being hijacked by some people folks who find great pleasure in scamming internet users globally… The trend somehow started from hacking vulnerable Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of people with vast online presence and active followers.
Just recently the trend moved to the popular messaging app, WhatsApp and at first it sounded like an impossible mission for anyone to crack, couple with the fact that the process is supposed to pass through a phone number verification on the parent phone but somehow these hackers have find a way to bypass this step but the good news is; I am going to show you another method to protect your WhatsApp from being hacked.
First, let me reveal some simple secrets to you as to the danger of WhatsApp account being hacked even within 20minutes; immediately these hackers claim your account, the first thing they do is replace your host phone number to theirs, change your display name (in some cases) then finally go ahead to send broadcast messages to all contacts to solicit for some sort of financial assistant or telling them about a high paying investment opportunity… Do well to advise your contacts to place a direct call to you if they see some funny messages coming you anywhere online.
How to Protect Your WhatsApp Account from Hackers
Let’s get to business properly, please follow these steps carefully and keep your online presence and that of your friends safe.
- Launch your WhatsApp
- Click the 3 dots at the top-right corner of your screen
- Click on Settings
- Click on Account
- Click on Two-step verification
- Click ENABLE
- Enter a six digit pin
- Enter your Email Address
- Finally, click on Done! and you’re good to go.
See screenshots below.
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