There are scams of almost all kinds and some of them have been carried out by WhatsApp. The instant messenger that arrived to make life easier for many can also generate huge losses if the user does not protect himself properly. So today we’re going to teach you how to prevent WhatsApp from being hacked.
For those who do not know, there are several scams applied using WhatsApp, where the criminal can even pass you by and borrow money from your contacts, as well as worse ones.
By following our tips you avoid as much as possible that your WhatsApp is cloned and used by criminals or unauthorized persons, so check it out.
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How to prevent WhatsApp from being cloned
Turn on 2-step verification
It may seem simple but turn on 2-step verification to keep your WhatsApp from being easily cloned. To do this just go to WhatsApp> Menu> Settings> Account> 2-step verification.
You need to register a PIN, so even if they clone your number, they will not be able to log into your WhatsApp account unless they get your PIN code.
After adding the PIN, also add an email that you use frequently because, in case of forgetting the code, you can redefine it using the registered email.
- Go to Settings
- Then Account
- 2-Step Verification
- Choose a 6-digit PIN and then
- Confirm your PIN and proceed
- Register your e-mail for access recovery and then “Next”.
- Confirm the email and tap Save.
- Finally, touch “Done”
On the iPhone it changes a bit because some points are different names, so just go to WhatsApp> Settings> Account> 2-step verification. Now just perform the PIN code registration and your email, continuing until the end to activate successfully.
If you need help, have doubts or concerns, do not hesitate to leave a comment in the comment box below and we will try to help you as soon as possible!