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5 Security And Privacy Settings For Whatsapp You Should Know

The news of mishandling of data of around 50 million users by Cambridge Analytica caused a stir in social media universe. After the tweet of Whatsapp Co-founder Brain Acton to delete Facebook, social media users now feel a need to secure their whatsapp data also. Few days back, Indian Army also issued an advisory to safeguard the phone data from Chinese hackers. Here are some security settings in Whatsapp which you need to ensure:

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Encryption for Chats

Even if it’s by default on for all chats, it would be better to double check it. In Whatsapp’s contact list, click on any contact picture and go to encryption settings. That will give a unique 40 digit code. And this code will validate the identity when checked the former’s digit code with the contact. Both will be same.