WhatsApp is now part and parcel of everybody’s life. Whether it’s you or me, no one can spend even few hours without using this amazing instant messaging client. Apart from live chat, mesmerising features like sharing media and other data are key features that allows WhatsApp to hold number of users with it. Although everything is quite handy in WhatsApp, but there’s a small security loop hole that will allow you to access someone else WhatsApp account.
You can certainly access same WhatsApp ID from two devices that will help you to have a close look on your friends WhatsApp activity. Some time back, we addressed How to spy on someone else WhatsApp account from your Android, but today, let’s head over to “How to protect WhatsApp account from Hackers” :
*For iPhone users – Never share your MAC address :
Each WhatsApp account on iPhone is associated with unique MAC(Media access control) address as a password. If any one changes his/her device(MAC address also changes), they are requested to re-verify their WhatsApp account. Means you cannot access same WhatsApp account from two devices. But what if you got success in having same MAC address for two devices? You can certainly access same WhatsApp ID from two devices that will help you to have a close look on your friends WhatsApp activity.
Moreover, WhatsApp on Android and other devices can also be hacked through MAC address, but the fact is that victim can easily recover back without any hassle.
*For Android users – Never share your IMEI number :
Each WhatsApp account on Android is associated with IMEI(International mobile equipment identity) number as a password. If any one changes his/her device(IMEI number also changes), they are requested to re-verify their WhatsApp account. Means you cannot access same WhatsApp account from two devices. But what if you got success in having same IMEI number for two devices? You might have thought, How IMEI number can be spoofed, but you can study the fact at XDA link. So, it’s better not to share your IMEI number. It can be easily accesed by dialing *#06# or can be found on the stickers under the battery.
In tests, according to heise Security, using WhatsAPI, the PHP-based WhatsApp API, hackers can easily access your WhatsApp account, whether you are using an iPhone or an Android. Hackers just need to enter the phone number and MAC address or IMEI into a script and they can easily send WhatsApp message from your Account.
Moreover, script also allowed to receive messages as well. And the fact is that, sent messages are completely invisible on victims phone if the script is running.
*Secure your SMS app with password :
When someone else tries to spy on your WhatsApp account, WhatsApp send a verification code on your device. If the hacker (probably he would be a known person) got access over this message, his half of the task is completed. So, it’s better to password protect your SMS app.
Following the above steps would probably allow you to secure your WhatsApp account completely. Do let us know your reaction about “How to protect WhatsApp account from Hackers” through the comment section provided below. Keep subscribed for latest apps at Gizmostorm. For more Android Tutorials, head over to Tutorials section right away.