Time and again, experts are investigating the security of various messengers. WhatsApp lands regularly in the ranking at the bottom of the table. Since 2016, WhatsApp is constantly introducing new improvements. But what if you face hack attacks on Whatsapp account. Here are some solutions.:
A vulnerability allowed hackers to access some accounts through a fake call. Undo the new update.
That can happen: This is how hackers hack attacks on Whatsapp
Number one danger source:
Hackers pretend to be friends. The hacker does not directly attack your account, but a friend’s. All he needs is his mobile number.
Due to a gap in the Signaling System 7 connection protocol, the hacker can tell the network that he is the owner of the smartphone with this number and create a new WhatsApp account. Any messages you send to your friend will go to the hacker.
How exactly the hack works, you can see in the video below.
The number two source of danger:
The hacker gets your smartphone in your hands and can install a spy app. Does the hacker know your cell phone number he does not even have to do that?
Then it will be enough to create another WhatsApp account and retrieve the code for verification when it has your smartphone in hand.
Threat number three:
Forwarded messages with integrated links, i.e. original SPAM. Alleged profit notifications, dubious reminders or amazingly cheap offers have nothing to do in a messenger.
You can do that against it
- If you were hacked, you should delete your account and create a new one.
- Activate the automatic updates so that your app is always up to date.
- Never leave your smartphone unattended and never give it to strangers.
- Disconnect all PCs where your WhatsApp account is logged in.
WhatsApp informs you
If a hacker has created a second account with your phone number and verified it on a smartphone, you will surely get that.
Because WhatsApp currently only allows using an account on a device. If the hacker verifies himself, you will receive a message from WhatsApp and can no longer use the app. However, this is not the case if a hacker has signed in via WhatsApp Web.
Then you should log out in the WhatsApp menu all foreign computers. You should now and then check on how many PCs your WhatsApp account is logged on.
Another way to secure your account is two-step verification. Every computer and every mobile phone that wants to sign in to WhatsApp with your number must enter a six-digit PIN.
This is how the verification works in two steps
Go to the account via the WhatsApp settings and choose 2-step verification. Here you enter a six-digit PIN, which must be entered in a new application with your number. You can also specify an e-mail in case you forget the PIN.
Are there any good hacks?
Another way to hack a user’s WhatsApp account and read messages is the so-called IMSI catcher. They are used by the Federal Criminal Police Office to monitor, for example, criminal networks.