Not only social media accounts, accounts on messaging applications are also vulnerable to hacking by irresponsible people. The goal, of course, is to find out or steal important data you have.
One of the messaging application accounts prone to hacking is WhatsApp. For that, you need to tighten up the security system by performing two-step verification.
Let’s talk about it first. What is two-step verification in the WhatsApp application?
What is two-step verification?
Two-step verification is one of WhatsApp’s features to tighten the security of your WhatsApp account. When you activate the two-step verification feature, you will be prompted to create a six-digit PIN code, which will then be entered every time you log in or open your WhatsApp application.
That way, other people who don’t know the PIN will not get access to enter your WhatsApp application.
Then how do you enable two-step verification on the WhatsApp application?
To enable two-step verification in WhatsApp application, the method is as follows:
1. Open the WhatsApp application.
2. Go to the menu with the three dots icon in the top right corner.
3. Go to the ‘Settings’ or ‘Settings’ menu. Then select the option ‘Account’ or ‘Account’.
4. Select the ‘Two-step verification’ option.
5. You will be prompted to create a PIN and register an email.
6. Click on ‘Enable’ or ‘Enable’. So your two-step verification on WhatsApp is also active.
After entering the six-digit PIN as the passcode and email, you need to memorize the PIN or back it up by email.
The email address you registered will be used by WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification if you ever forget your PIN.
For this reason, WhatsApp strongly advises users to provide a correct email address so that your WhatsApp account will not be locked if you forget your PIN one day.
What to do if you forgot your PIN code on WhatsApp?
If at any time you have forgotten your six-digit PIN, you can ask WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification and reopen your WhatsApp account. To help you remember your PIN, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your PIN.
Then, if you receive an email to disable two-step verification, but you didn’t ask for it, don’t click the link. Someone may be trying to access your WhatsApp account.
This is how you enable two-step verification on the WhatsApp application. Easy, right? With two-step verification, after you enter your phone number, you will also be prompted to enter the six-digit PIN you created. This way, your WhatsApp account is also protected against hacking.
Two-factor authentication security system on Instagram
Besides WhatsApp, Instagram is the application that is vulnerable to hacking. That is why Instagram recently also has a layered security system in the form of two-factor authentication with a third-party application, namely Google Authenticator.
Instagram previously supported two-factor authentication via SMS. But recently Instagram added support for two-factor authentication using the Google Authenticator app.
With two-factor authentication, after entering the password to login, the user is prompted to enter an additional code sent via SMS or a third-party application. Accounts are also more secure and protected from hacking.
So, to be more secure, don’t forget to enable two-step verification or two-factor authentication on your social media accounts, OK!