WHATSAPP is the world’s most popular messaging service, making it a prime target for hackers.
Despite tight security measures such as end-to-end encryption, cunning scammers have found ways to gain access to people’s accounts.
The end goal is usually money – whether it’s reaching for yours or that of friends and family.
But how on earth can you tell if your account is being spied on?
Well, there are some telltale signs worth noting.
New device on connected devices
WhatsApp Web is great for using your account from a computer, but it also means someone could hijack it to see your conversations.
However, you can see a list of devices connected to your account.
If you see something unfamiliar, it could mean you have been compromised.
Luckily, you can unsubscribe them there and then.
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To take a look, open WhatsApp and go to settings.
Beat Linked Devices.
Here you can see a complete list of devices that have access to your WhatsApp account.
Select 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 random changes to your profile photo to messages being sent to friends that you haven’t written.
Whatsapp is slow
Slow applications can be an indication that spyware is installed, not just for WhatsApp, but for every app.
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.
Make sure all important data like photos and videos are backed up.
Then uninstall and delete the app, download and reinstall it.
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