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WhatsApp Users Beware: FIA Warns of Hacking Spike, Issues Security Tips

WhatsApp Users Beware: FIA Warns of Hacking Spike, Issues Security Tips

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a public warning about a sharp rise in WhatsApp account hacking cases. The FIA’s cybercrime division has seen an increase in cases specifically targeting female accounts. Hackers use sophisticated techniques, including phishing scams, to gain unauthorized access. These scams often contain fraudulent messages or links that trick users into revealing user credentials or inject malware.

The FIA ‚Äč‚Äčis urging the public to be wary of receiving messages from unknown numbers. Do not open suspicious links, images, videos, or files. For additional security, it is important to enable two-step authentication. Check your WhatsApp privacy settings and update them regularly to stay in control of your information.

If you suspect your account has been compromised, report it immediately to the 1991 FIA Help Desk or contact your nearest FIA team.

The tip comes in the form of good news for WhatsApp users. A new feature is coming for Mac users, allowing them to run status updates directly from their computer. Like existing Android products, users can now share photos, videos, GIFs, texts and voice messages as additional status from any connected device. This rollout is currently in beta testing, with version 24.11.73 in the TestFlight app enabling status updates for beta testers.

The FIA ‚Äč‚Äčemphasizes the importance of cybersecurity measures, especially with the increasing incidence of hacking. By staying vigilant by following these security tips, WhatsApp users can significantly reduce the risk of account being compromised.

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