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WhatsApp New Features Protect Users From Unknown Account Take-Over Attacks

WhatsApp recently announced a set of new security features that are intended to ensure more robust privacy and safety for its users.

The security policy of WhatsApp is based on the principle that the user’s messages will be protected with default end-to-end encryption, as WhatsApp believes that is the most secure method of protected communications.

However, they do not seem to stop working on adding new features to their product line to give users more control over their messages, as well as additional layers of privacy and security.

New Security Features

Here below, we have mentioned all the new security features that Meta recently introduced for WhatsApp:-

  • Account Protect
  • Device Verification
  • Automatic Security Codes
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While before going further, let’s know about these key security features in short:-

Account Protect

To ensure security when switching to a new device on WhatsApp, they may ask you to verify on your old device that it’s you making the switch. Since this will help prevent unauthorized access to your account.

Device Verification

Mobile device malware is a significant security threat as it can exploit your device without your permission or any prompt and send unwanted messages through WhatsApp. 

So, to tackle this, WhatsApp has added authentication checks to protect you better if your device is compromised. In short, you can continue using WhatsApp without any interruptions.

Automatic Security Codes

WhatsApp’s security code verification feature has always been available for security-conscious users to ensure they’re chatting with the right person. 

While now, they have made it much easier for everyone by introducing a new feature based on “Key Transparency.” 

This will automatically verify that you have a secure connection when you check the encryption tab, giving you peace of mind that your conversation is secure.

With the addition of these three new features, WhatsApp has taken a step further to enhance its users’ account security and privacy. 

The following security features, on the other hand, can only be activated by users:- 

  • Two-step verification
  • Use of end-to-end encrypted backups

In addition, end-to-end encryption, which relies on public key cryptography to maintain its encryption strength, is one of the most commonly deployed security mechanisms.

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