Since the advent of WhatsApp Web, Internet users have been happy to use their favorite application from their computer. A very convenient alternative for those who spend more time on their computer than on their mobile phone. But today, the WhatsApp application has further improved its platform by now allowing users to access their conversations without the need for their smartphone to be connected to an internet network. Although this option facilitates communication capabilities, it still poses a high risk to users’ privacy. So here’s how to prevent some intruders from accessing your personal conversations on WhatsApp.
In absolute numbers, we tend to think that we are the only ones who can log in to WhatsApp Web. But today, nothing is impossible in this area. Cybercriminals are much smarter than you think, they should never be underestimated. In fact, it is possible for a malicious person to access your WhatsApp web account without your consent. Even worse, if you leave your account open in a public place that you can not even remember, you will reveal more of your privacy and personal data.
- First enter the WhatsApp application.
- Go to Settings and tap “Paired devices”.
- Check if a cell phone or computer you do not know is on the list.
- If you do not remember if it was really you who was connected to another device or if it is actually another person, it is better not to take a risk and delete that device. This way you can block access to other devices.
- To be on the safe side, we also suggest that you close WhatsApp on all linked devices.
WhatsApp is a messaging app with over two billion users. It’s free and secure, so it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. However, it is important to consider a number of precautions to avoid external intrusion and possible hacking.
Big tip: use a password. Be sure to use a fairly complicated and difficult to decipher password. This will help protect your WhatsApp account from unauthorized access.
Other advice : Never open a dubious or suspicious link that a stranger sends you, whether it is on your smartphone or computer.
Is WhatsApp secure and private? Can anyone hack my account?
WhatsApp is a very secure and private messaging service. It stores no messages or images on its servers and instead relies on end-to-end encryption to protect your communications.
But like any other application, WhatsApp is not immune to hackers. There are actually ways to hack it. On the web you will be able to find many online tutorials on how to combat hacking, but the best way to stay safe is to be aware of the risks and use a VPN (virtual private network) whenever possible.
Do you need to provide your WhatsApp number?
No, when you do not know the person, we do not recommend giving your WhatsApp number easily. Remember that this instant messaging platform now belongs to the parent company META, which brings together various applications such as Facebook or Instagram. And it’s no secret, even though the group denies it, Facebook is known for collecting data about its users and “selling” it to advertisers. Therefore, it is not safe to share your WhatsApp number with anyone.
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