Whatsapp Cyber Safety Tips

  • WhatsApp as a service will never contact you through a WhatsApp message. Never trust any message that claims to come from WhatsApp and demands payment for the service.
  • Some scams claim that they can connect your PC with WhatsApp. Do not believe, as this is not possible.
  • Keep automatic downloads ‘disabled’ to keep a check on what is being downloaded.
  • Avoid using WhatsApp when you are connected to an open Wi-Fi network. These are hunting grounds for ‘Malware Authors and Data Sniffers.’
  • Always keep an updated antivirus security solution installed and updated on your mobile device.
  • It is advisable to set privacy settings for ‘last seen’, ‘profile photo’ and ‘status’ options to ‘my contacts’.
  • Be aware of what you are forwarding. It might land you in trouble.
  • Never send private information like bank account details, pin or passwords through WhatsApp.
  • Never accept files or begin downloads from messages sent to you by strangers or unknown numbers.
  • Never respond to suspicious messages that come through unknown numbers.

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