How to know if Whatsapp is being Hacked?

How to know if Whatsapp is being Hacked?

This article  will show you how to know if your account is being hacked and how to solve if it's being hacked.


WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp desktop app and WhatsApp Web are computer based extensions of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer, and you can see all messages on both devices. This is simply done by scanning a QR from the mobile which you have your WhatsApp account.
This can be done either on PC or a mobile's web browsers so easily and also nowadays apps like Whatscan are available which lets to access WhatsApp on multiple devices by this QR scanning method.
So, using this method one can hack your phone and therefore never leave your phone unlocked or always secure your WhatsApp with an app lock. You can check if your WhatsApp is being spied on by simply going to your WhatsApp's options and clicking 'WhatsApp Web'. If no is device is connected then it opens a camera which is used to scan the QR or else you can see the active devices' details, you can even locate their position by clicking on them. From there you can remove their access to your account and stop being spied on. Also, if your are using WhatsApp Web, don't forget to logout.
From your WhatsApp chat database.
Your chat database is being saved offline on your device. The backup files are also kept in your sd-card where anyone can easily access. Therefore use an applock and protect your files. Also there are many spy-apps . These types of apps can fetch all you personal data and upload it. Nowadays there are many such applications available, therefore never leave your phone with anyone.
Also installing some 3rd party applications can also cause this, you might not know if that app came with a malware. So, before installing an app, be aware of what you are downloading and from where you are downloading. Also check if any unknown apps are seen in your device.
Similarly these types of app can be installed from using unknown WiFi and therefore never use an unauthorised WiFi n/w. However these type of hacking usually uploads your chat-data and decrypts, but as we all know WhatsApp now comes with 'end to end'  encryption which doesn't allow a 3rd device to decrypt. But we can never be sure that hackers haven't found a loophole in it or maybe they haven't just yet .


So, these are just simple ways to know if your WhatsApp account is being hacked and to secure you account.



 


 

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Mridul Padattil

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