Today's is a data driven world and a single data breach may affect billions at a time. Recently seen in the alleged Whatsapp data breach controversy which the company has categorically denied. So, it becomes the responsibility of the users to take the right steps to make their data safe and private.
Here are some tips
Check Chat Encryption
To verify encryption, tap on the contact's name in the chat window and then tap on Encryption.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication
To activate two-factor authentication on WhatsApp
Go to Menu - Settings - Account - Two-step verification - Enable.
Turn Security Notifications On
To enable it, go to WhatsApp - Settings - Account - Security notifications and then tap on 'Show security notification'.
Encrypt Cloud Backups
To turn on end-to-end encrypted backup, go to Settings - Chats - Chat Backup - End-to-end Encrypted Backup and tap Turn On.
Following this create a password and wait for your encrypted backup
Always Check Unknown Links
Copy doubtful links and check it on sites like Norton Safe Web, PhishTank
By developing this habit, you will stop clicking on harmful links.
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