WhatsApp beefs up security with 2 step verification.

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A while back WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption to insure no one taps your data before it gets to the destined individual. As a measure to beef up its security it has recently introduced a two step verification procedure summoned every time you register your number with WhatsApp.

How to set it up

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap on options.
  2. Select settings.
  3. Select Account.
  4. Tap on Two-step-verification.

Here you will be asked to enter a 6 digit code that you will use as one of the two step verification process followed by our email address (an optional step).

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The other verification process is the code generated by WhatsApp that is then sent to your mobile via SMS or a voice call.

All this security from a messaging app that is also working on a sent message revoking feature. Is this now not overkill?

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4 Comments

  1. G says:

    good feature, the password protects whatsapp cloning via imei copying that was now becoming a popular
    an added layer of security to an already amazing product

  2. JM says:

    Security is never overkill Mr Edwin. A messagibg platform in this day and age of surveillance should never be unsecure anymore. Any extra level of security is always welcome in this here digital world.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It will be a great day if and when Whatsapp will introduce a mobile wallet service – a disruption of mega proportions to the banks and especially the thieving and corrupt central banks who will be rendered totally irrelevant. True US dollar balances will be kept on Whatsapp wallet at an individual level and considering its ubiquity, there will be virtually no need to cash it in or out.

  4. Theo XI. says:

    If you still use WhatsApp, you should definitely enable two-step verification since you’re open to the infamous SS7 hack if you don’t. But you should also consider switching to a secure messenger like Threema or Signal.

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