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WhatsApp: beware of account theft via SMS

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WhatsApp: beware of account theft via SMS. How to defend yourself.

Whatsapp is themost popular instant messaging application and, as such, it is also the most exposed to the attention of hackers. So watch out for SMS theft accounts.   After talking about the discovery of the bug that, if properly exploited, could have knocked out the app, is the Postal Police to shed light on the phenomenon of account theft via SMS, providing some tips to defend yourself.

To activate the WhatsApp client on a smartphone, you must enter the verification code which is sent by the service managers via SMS. The authorities found that i cyber criminals deliver an SMS to the victim. Apparently from one of his contacts stored in the phone book, in which you are asked to send the code.

Getting hold of the verification code allows the attacker to activate a new WhatsApp account on a different smartphone, but related to the victim's phone number, which is thus expelled from use. The remedies, fortunately, are simple enough to put into practice, given that account subtraction occurs as a result of specific actions carried out by the victim deceived.

HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF - WhatsApp: beware of account theft via SMS

  • Do not provide activation codes even if the SMS with which it is requested to be sent comes from a contact in the address book
  • Don't click on link present in SMS
  • Enable 2-step verification - details on how to activate are available in the official forum

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