As the world’s most popular messaging service, it’s no wonder hackers love to choose WhatsApp.
App security experts have implemented a number of measures to protect your account, but clever scammers are constantly finding new ways to gain access.
And ultimately they only care about one thing: money.
They don’t care if it’s yours or that of friends and family.
So how can you tell if your account is being spied on?
Here are some key telltale signs worth noting.
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WhatsApp Web is perfect or you can use your account through a computer to message friends.
But it also means someone could misuse it to see your conversations.
Luckily, you can see a list of devices connected to your account.
If you see unknowns in the list, it could mean you have been compromised.
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In this case, you have the option to unsubscribe.
To take a look, open WhatsApp and go to Ideas.
Beat Linked Devices.
Here you can see a complete list of devices that have access to your WhatsApp account.
Select all unknown and tap log out Button.
Watch out for strange changes to your account
If something strange is happening to your account, it could also be a sign that someone is snooping.
This can range from randomly changing your profile photo to sending messages to friends who you haven’t messaged.
Whatsapp is slow
Slow apps can be an indication of spyware installation – something that isn’t unique to WhatsApp.
This is especially the case when other apps are working properly.
What to do if you notice changes?
If you think someone has access to your account when they shouldn’t, it might be a good idea to reset it.
Be sure to back up all important data, such as photos and videos.
Then uninstall and delete the app, download and reinstall it.
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