Pay attention to signs that WhatsApp is being tapped, check these characteristics Tech – 14 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Pay attention if there are any signs below, it means your WhatsApp is being tapped. Apart from stealing personal data, hijacking a WhatsApp account can result in the account being completely drained.

There are many ways for hackers to carry out piracy and spying. Such as installing third party applications, using WhatsApp Web, and sending malware to cellphones.

This can be very dangerous, especially since WhatsApp is now also used to receive One Time Passwords from various applications, including online shopping and financial applications.

For this reason, know the signs of WhatsApp being tapped, here are the signs:

1. OTP

One Time Password (OTP) is a six-digit code and is usually sent via SMS when accessing WhatsApp. This means that if a message comes in, someone is trying to enter the WhatsApp account. Do not give this OTP code to anyone.

2. Exit WhatsApp

One characteristic that can be recognized is suddenly leaving WhatsApp. It could be that another device is trying to log into your WhatsApp account. You can find out about the other device by pressing the three dots icon and selecting WhatsApp Web.

3. Message Read

When a message has been opened and read, you have to be careful. This could be a sign that your account has been hacked.

4. Message Sent Alone

This characteristic is the same as before. Be wary if a message suddenly sends itself even though you never sent it.

How to Prevent WhatsApp from Being Hijacked

You need preventative steps to prevent becoming a victim of WhatsApp hijacking. One of them is by activating the two-step verification feature, so other people still cannot access WhatsApp because they don’t know the PIN that was previously set.

Follow these steps to enable two-step verification:

Click the three dots icon in the WhatsApp application.

Select Settings.

Go to Account settings.

Select Two-step verification.

WhatsApp will ask to activate two-step verification with a PIN.

Click Enable to activate the feature.

Create a PIN, enter six digits as desired.

Next you will be asked to enter the email address connected to the account. This is for if one day you want to change your PIN.

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