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This new WhatsApp security feature will keep hackers away – HT Tech


WhatsApp users will soon get a new security feature, called Login Approval. Know how it will protect your WhatsApp account.

Despite the multi-level steps and security checks on WhatsApp, hackers and online scammers always find a way to attack unsuspecting users! From end-to-end encrypted messages to two-step verification, WhatsApp has tried to protect users from the potential threat of fraudsters. Now, WhatsApp is reported to have taken another step towards making this online messaging space even safer by introducing a new security feature that will protect users from online hackers and scammers.

The WhatsApp updates tracker WabetaInfo shared, “After announcing double verification code, a feature under development to prevent people from stealing other user accounts, WhatsApp is now developing another feature to protect users so they can receive in-app alerts when someone else is trying to log into their accounts!” This new feature is called Login Approval which is expected to build over the existing two-step verification system.

WhatsApp will be MORE secure!

The WabetaInfo report shared some glimpses of this upcoming security feature which suggest that when someone else tries to log into your WhatsApp account, you will get a login request. You will have to accept the login request by approving it. This will be a great way to block any suspicious login to your account by anyone other than you.

“So people will finally be able to deny a login request if someone is trying to log into their account because they wrongly shared their 6-digit code,” the report mentioned. Additionally, the new security alert will also report some other useful details such as the time of unknown login and other information about the phone.

However, it is still unclear when users will be able to get this feature on their WhatsApp accounts as it is still under development.



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