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WhatsApp: A new scam can steal your account

Be careful for WhatsApp messaging users, a scam can deprive you of access to your own account. For the moment, these attempted thefts have been observed mainly among English-speaking users.

How do hackers work? When a user creates their account or installs the application on their phone, they receive a message from WhatsApp giving them a 6-digit code to activate the application. But it also works when users want to “recover” their account.

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Fake message

Immediately afterwards, he receives another message from a loved one who alerts: “Sorry, I mistakenly sent you my 6-digit security code. Can you transfer it to me please. It’s urgent ! « .

Except that it was the hackers who hacked your loved one’s account to send this message. If you send him the code, the scammer will be able to install WhatsApp with your number on his own phone. You will no longer have access to your account.

To prevent this account theft, WhatsApp offers to activate two-step verification, which helps strengthen security.

Par Jules Bercy

A writer a blogger passionate about science, history politics, the general knowledge of our planet and the Universe...

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