WhatsApp hackers can ruin your life by sending fake messages to your contacts

Whatsapp hackers could use a scary ‘vulnerability’ to crack into people’s accounts and send fake messages. This could prove devastating, as attackers could destroy people’s relationships or careers by sending false texts. The vulnerability was discovered by a team of security experts at Check Point Research. Investigators alerted WhatsApp to the existence of three bugs […]

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HOWTO: Download Your WhatsApp Data Report

If you spend a ton of time on WhatsApp, you might wonder what WhatsApp and Facebook (the own WhatsApp by the way) – know about you. Well, you can download a copy of your WhatsApp “Data Report”. This contains details of all your chats, new contacts, pictures & videos sent and received, groups joined etc. […]

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HOWTO: Block A Contact In WhatsApp

There are plenty of reasons where you might want or need to block contacts on WhatsApp. Everything from stalkers, online abuse, cyber bullying, obscene and unwanted messages. When you block a contact, you won’t be able to send or receive messages from them, you won’t be able to make or receive calls from them and […]

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HOWTO: Turn Off Last Seen in WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s last seen feature allows you to see when someone last checked WhatsApp, but also allows other users to see see when you last checked. If a contact hasn’t disabled last seen, it will appear under their name at the top of an open chat.  To disable last seen on your device: iOS & Android: Settings […]

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HOWTO: Send Your Location in WhatsApp

There might be times where you are in an emergency situation & you need to send or share your location to a contact or group on WhatsApp. This could be very useful if you are in an accident or feel that you are being stalked or followed. You can Share Live Location, which allows your […]

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HOWTO: Enable FaceID /TouchID For WhatsApp

Its always a good idea to secure access to you mobile devices with fingerprint and facial recognition scanners – and if your device will allow it, you can use the same security features to to secure access to your apps. Now it’s possible for Apple iOS users to set their WhatsApp account to require Face […]

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Friend or Foe

Friends can be worse than enemies.  Do you have a friend who is always on their phone, tweeting this, insta that, whatsapp groups with mutual friends, facebooking selfies, IM’ing pics of the bar you’re in, pinning the next bar or foursquaring the pre-drinks at YOUR apartment. All these are nearly excusable, except they are also […]

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