WhatsApp account hacking: How to protect yourself from danger
Like Facebook or Gmail account, your WhatsApp account too can be hacked and for that you should know how to guard your account from attack
Can WhatsApp be hacked? Yes, it is possible to hack this messenger app despite it being end-to-end encrypted. Hackers can steal your data by accessing your account. Like Facebook or Gmail account, your WhatsApp account too can be hacked and for that you should know how to guard your account from attacks. You should know that your personal chats can be spied upon via WhatsApp Web, despite the fact that a WhatsApp number cannot be used on two different mobile devices at the same time.
With the help of WhatsApp Web QR code, techies can get access to your account, according to NewsBytes. WhatsApp accounts can also be hacked by registering your WhatsApp number on another device, activating the account, and recovering your chats, it said. If your WhatsApp Web is active on unknown device, you can know it by clicking on the three dots at the top-right corner of your WhatsApp screen. If it is active then go to "WhatsApp Web" and check open sessions. Message like "This phone could not be verified," appear that your account is registered with your number on another device.
If the hacker has got access to your account then log out of all active WhatsApp Web sessions. The hacker will lose access to your account, it said. The user should deactivate account by e-mailing to email@example.com. To protect your data, you should enable two-step authentication on your account. For that you have to go to WhatsApp > Menu > Settings > Account > Enable 2 Step-verification.
If you have done this, then if someone tries to activate your account on another device, he will be asked. You can also use Lock WhatsApp with App Lock to protect your account. If you lock your WhatsApp with this anyone except you will not be able to get access to your account, the report said.