After the last very serious down that affected Mark Zuckerberg’s social networks, namely Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp (a block that lasted 6 hours), concern is growing regarding the safety of these applications, which are now widely used by a large section of the population.
As for the instant messaging platform developed by Facebook, many users fear possible infiltrations within its own archive, which can contain not only more or less confidential conversations, but also images, videos and other sensitive data, such as passwords and private contacts. It is now known that hackers are able to “hack” systems and steal information, this is why it is important to be able to recognize any attacks and build a protective wall, where possible.
In reality there are very simple operations to be performed periodically to check the status of safety of your application and realize in time that you have ended up in the crosshairs of some hacker.
How to tell if someone is using your WhatsApp?
One of the first tips is to scroll through all of your own from time to time messages up to the last, even those saved in the less used chats, in order to identify any suspicious messages received. Messages that must be immediately reported to those in charge.
Another thing to do is to check your own often personal profile, because a person interested in stealing a WhatsApp account could try to make changes, for example by changing their name, date of birth and status. The messaging platform itself could already detect some suspicious access by itself and decide to report it, so it is good to always check the messages sent by WhatsApp.
Another good habit is to always check the contacts address book and check that there are no unknown names. In case of unknown contacts, it is good to proceed with their elimination. Also pay attention to WhatsApp Web sessions: make sure in any case that no one has opened one without our knowledge.