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How to Keep Attackers From Locking You Out of WhatsApp – Lifehacker

Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy…

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Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApps two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy for an attacker to lock you out of your account for varying amounts of time. And all a bad actor needs to pull it off, as of this writing, is to know the phone number youve associated with your WhatsApp account. Thats it.
The attack itself is pretty easy to execute. As Android Police describes:
This newly-discovered flaw uses two separate…

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