Something that WhatsApp has been asked for many years is to increase the security of the service and access to user accounts. There are already many measures implemented that guarantee this need, always with a single purpose to help users.
A novelty now discovered confirms that there is, after all, much to be done, albeit in a very discreet way. This is a new option that will ensure that stealing a WhatsApp account becomes much more difficult or even almost impossible.
More security for WhatsApp
WhatsApp protection tools are many and have proven their usefulness. There is more protection in the matter of account theft, but it is still not perfect, depending on the users, who are the weakest link in this chain of trust, which seems to be automatic.
If authentication for the exchange of smartphones may already have 2-factor mechanisms, the truth is that few take advantage of this security. To make matters worse, they are also misleading, at least most users, who easily disclose their codes they receive, without realizing it.
Accounts will be even more protected
To prevent this, and it will be visible in the near future, WhatsApp is preparing new feature which will certainly increase the security offered. Everything will now depend on a second code, which will be sent to the user, reinforcing the original identification
This will be the simplest way around the most used way to steal accounts. By asking for the code received, after an alleged mistake, they manage to take over the user's account. With this novelty, this does not happen, as the message itself will alert you to the existence of a possible attack to steal the WhatsApp account.
Code that unlocks the service
It's still in testing for now, but it's already showing its usefulness, to protect users, often from themselves. It's too simple to fool any user and just ask for the code they received, supposedly by mistake.
This novelty is still in internal testing on WhatsApp and should soon start to be visible, albeit only in the test versions. With this new code, it will be simple to guarantee the security and protection of users of this service.