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WhatsApp now using a two-step verification process

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WhatsApp now using a two-step verification process
Messaging app WhatsApp announced today that it has started rolling out two-step verification for its iOS, Android and Windows users. It is up to the user of each device to enable the app to use this new feature, which adds an extra layer of security for those signing into the app. This is something that WhatsApp has been working on for months, and to enable it you first  open WhatsApp on your phone and go to Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. It couldn't be easier.

To use two-step verification, you will need to come up with a 6-digit passcode. Don't use 1-2-3-4-5-6 or 6-5-4-3-2-1. Make it challenging enough that you need to write it down on a piece of paper that you have to carry around. After all, if you can't remember your own passcode, it most likely will be safe. You can include your email address just in case you forget your passcode. This will allow you to send an email to WhatsApp to disable the two-step verification. If you receive an email to disable two-step verification without requesting it, do not click on the link inside the email as it could be someone trying to verify your number on WhatsApp.

Using the two-step verification, anytime you use your phone number it will be verified using the passcode. You can learn more about this by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: WhatsApp

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posted on 09 Feb 2017, 18:26

1. gdawilson (Posts: 169; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)

Why not include an option to use our fingerprint for phones that support scanners? Microsoft locked me out of my Outlook account for a month because I couldn't remember my two-step code, after I kept trying to remember.

Now I have an app that stores my passwords

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 19:43

2. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

1. it doesn't force you to use 2-step verification
2. FP scanner is only usable for built-in security service (and limited number of secure apps)
3. you can just lock this app, make it request Pin/Fingerprint whenever you open it, simple..

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