WHATSAPP is planning to up security after a spate of fraud attacks.
Tricksters have been swindling money out of unsuspecting victims for years.
In some cases, people are being duped out of thousands.
Despite repeated attempts by WhatsApp to stop hackers, bad actors continue to find new ways.
So to prevent further attacks, developers have a fresh idea in the works.
According to WABetaInfo, a double verification code could be the answer.
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This is because cyber con artists often try to get into people's WhatsApp accounts remotely with a single verification code as it stands at the moment.
They contact you, pretending to be someone official and in need of the code.
Once they've got it, they can log into your account and pretend to be you when messaging friends and family, which is where the real danger sets in.
Instead, WhatsApp wants to add an additional verification code that's separate from the first one you receive via text message when trying to login from a new device for the first time.
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So if you get a second code from WhatsApp, it should act as a massive red flag that someone is trying to hack your account and you should not share that code with anyone.
The beefed up security isn't available just yet, it's still being developed.
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And as with any early glimpse into new features, WhatsApp may well decide not to go ahead with it fully.
Though it would be a massive missed opportunity if they decide not to, as this tool could really protect millions of people from fraudsters.
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