Your WhatsApp account could be hacked, leaving your data stolen, conversations seen, and files and passwords vulnerable to thieves. How can this happen? Hackers don't require physical access to your phone, instead they can install spyware. In this article we'll show you how to keep safe on WhatsApp.
Protecting Your WhatsApp Account
If you think your smartphone has been attacked, don't worry, you can check out this program
to check for and remove spybots. The best way to protect yourself is to install the latest version of WhatsApp
. If you are interested in having more information on how these types of viruses behave and how to install an antispyware, you can continue reading here
Now we will discuss how you can increase the security of your WhatsApp data by setting a password or fingerprint. A function that currently only exists for iPhone. However, there is also a 3rd party solution for Android users!
Add a Password for WhatsApp on iOS
The iOS version allows you to protect your WhatsApp with fingerprint or facial recognition (if your phone includes this technology). To do this, go to WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen Lock
. A screen will open where you will see the options to secure your access,Touch ID
or Face recognition
. Activate the option and choose the length of time required until it is asked again. It can be immediate, 1 minute, 15 minutes, or 1 hour later:
Add a Password for WhatsApp on Android
If you're using WhatsApp, download an application locker, such as Security Master
. With this, you will have the option to add a password to protect your apps.
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