WhatsApp Enhances Security Features to Thwart Scammers and Protect User Accounts
WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, has announced new security measures to protect its users from social engineering attacks and SIM jacking. The move comes after a spate of high-profile hacks that saw scammers hijack people’s accounts, often using social engineering techniques to trick victims into handing over their login credentials.
The most significant of the new features sees WhatsApp requiring users to confirm they want to move their account to a new device using their old device. The move is aimed at preventing SIM jacking attacks, where hackers take control of a victim’s phone number by transferring it to a new SIM card.