//Be careful of your communication over WhatsApp

Be careful of your communication over WhatsApp

Being from a technical background I feel that I need to spread the awareness about this topic. WhatsApp has an enormous volume of personal information being communicated. Few WhatsApp hack tools out there in the market are simply too clever at what to achieve as spy apps. We do not tend to be spying at someone else’s messages, but you may just have a good reason or situation to do so, and that is just what these WhatsApp hacker tools are for…

If you spend a lot of time writing chats with your friends and family on WhatsApp, it would be a big problem if someone has been stalking you for a long period of time and hacked into your accounts or read your chats, since they could potentially know everything about you. I don’t mean to scare you but They say prevention is better than cure. To avoid getting such an unpleasant surprise, here are some simple tricks to exponentially increase the security of your WhatsApp account.

Activate two-step verification

Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security.

To activate two-step verification, go to Settings > Account > Two-step Verification > Activate.

Follow the steps to create a six-digit PIN code that is easy for you to remember. You can also add an email address that will receive the code in case you forget it.

From now on, and at random intervals, you’ll see locks that will only be deactivated when you enter the PIN.

Selective erase your WhatsApp messages

To protect your privacy, you can use a tool, dr.fone – Erase (iOS) to selectively and permanently erase the data you want. As we have mentioned above, deleting messages is not, on its own, enough. They can still be recovered unless you use a professional tool, such as the one provided by dr.fone, to ensure that the messages are truly beyond recovery.

Prevent IMEI hacking

WhatsApp associates your account with your phone’s IMEI number, which is unique to every single mobile device. It is quite easy to find the IMEI numbers. There are various ways, but someone simply has to dial *#06# and the IMEI number is flashed on the mobile screen.

Always Lock your WhatsApp

Avoid the sequence 1-2-3-4 for the lock code.

Disable cloud backup

WhatsApp creates backup copies of your conversations in Google Drive or in iCloud. This way, if you reinstall it, you can recover old messages.

The problem is that this backup is not encrypted. That means there are chances that a hacker could gain access to this copy and read the data.

Avoid using WhatsApp on public WiFi

Many hackers are able to access your phone while you are using less secured WiFi connections and accessing your apps, including WhatsApp. So, we suggest you stay away from using public WiFi connections to access WhatsApp.

Use the official WhatsApp Web app

There are many unofficial tools with more features than the official WhatsApp Web app. These external versions cannot guarantee the same protection and security as WhatsApp Web.

Inspect security codes

When a contact and you initiate a new chat, a security code is created. As long as you both have the same code, your conversations will be secure. If they are different, it means that a third party has secretly accessed your chat.

Activate security notifications

There is a way to keep on top of when a chat’s security code has changed (that is, to know when your conversation may be in danger). You can activate notifications that will alert you each time a code has changed. To do this, go to Settings > Account > Security.

** Don’t send personal information on any digital communication if you can possibly avoid it like-addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and never send your bank details, social security or credit card details, or your passport or other identification details. 

Beware! what you share.