WhatsApp is gaining more and more reputation as one of the most used applications messaging for cell phones worldwide, with more users subscribing to it daily, it has become the target of many malicious agents.
Those who fall victims they may receive a WhatsApp message from an unknown number or from a friend who claims to need help. They may then ask you to forward their OTP to them, claiming that you were accidentally sent a text message.
If you receive any such message, DO NOT share your OTP or continue chatting with the rogue / hacker, as this could give him full access to your account.
How to protect your account from hackers?
To stay safe from this OTP scam, you can enable two-factor authentication on WhatsApp. In addition, the user must ensure that he does not share his OTP or other private or sensitive information with anyone via WhatsApp.
Follow these steps to secure your account:
STEP 1: Open WhatsApp and then click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
STEP 2: Click on the option Settings and then on the selection Account.
STEP 3: Now select it two-factor verification.
STEP 4: You will receive an activation option. When you enable it, you will be prompted to enter a 6-digit code sent to you via WhatsApp.
STEP 5: WhatsApp will ask you to enter the pin twice, followed by your email address.
STEP 6: Once you confirm your email address, XNUMX-step verification will be enabled.
STEP 7: You also have the option to disable or change the password using the same steps.