Secure WhatsApp: Protect yourself from WhatsApp fraud

WhatsApp is very popular and that applies not only to the people who use it but also to criminals who want to abuse people via WhatsApp. So it’s high time to give the app extra protection with an extra layer of protection.

What is two-step verification?

Two-step verification is also known as two-step verification, two-step verification, two-factor authentication, or 2FA. All these terms boil down to the same thing. They add an extra layer of protection when logging in, so that someone who knows your password cannot simply login. Because of the extra layer of protection, a hacker will have to take another step to break into your account.

Two-step verification for WhatsApp adds a six-digit PIN as an extra layer of protection. So if someone wants to break into your WhatsApp account, they must enter this PIN for every attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp. So never give the six-digit code to anyone.

Two-step verification for WhatsApp

The option to set up two-step verification is nowadays offered with almost every app, service or website, including WhatsApp. If you want to protect your WhatsApp account against hackers, fraudsters and other criminals, set up two-step verification for the app. WhatsApp uses a pin code as an extra layer of protection.

> Open WhatsApp> Settings (three dots at the top right)

> Open ‘Account’> ‘Two-step verification’

> Tap on ‘Enable’How to set up two-factor authentication

> Enter a six-digit PIN and enter it again for confirmationUsing two-step verification - WhatsApp

> Enter and confirm your email address. WhatsApp uses your email address to send a link to reset your six-digit PIN if you forget it.How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp

Extra security

Now you have enabled two-step verification. Setting it up isn’t a lot of work, but when the function is enabled, logging in takes a bit more effort. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth it if you do not want your accounts to be owned by others.

WhatsApp also has a fingerprint lock that allows you to protect the messenger from improper use. You can easily set this lock.

Original Release Date: August 25, 2019 / Updated & Republished: July 26, 2020

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