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WhatsApp Launches Enhanced Security Feature to Guard Users Against Phishing Scams | Technology Update

WhatsApp, with its 2.78 billion global users, has become a prime target for cybercriminals who use phishing and smishing attempts to steal personal and financial information. To combat this issue, Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, has introduced a new feature that makes it easier for users to identify and block unwanted contacts.

The new feature allows users to quickly block a contact without having to open the message first. This is especially important as phishing scams are becoming more prevalent on popular instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp. In addition to blocking contacts, users can also report suspicious numbers directly from the lock screen, allowing WhatsApp to analyze and permanently delete suspicious accounts.

To further protect its users, WhatsApp has also provided education on how to identify phishing attempts. Users should be wary of spelling or grammar mistakes, being asked to click on a link, being asked to share personal information or being asked to forward a message for financial gain. By using these tips and taking advantage of the new feature, users can stay safe while using WhatsApp.

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