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WhatsApp users on computers will soon be using the new security when communicating with a smartphone. The use of biometrics (or password authentication) prior to running WhatsApp on desktop or in the browser reverts back to wallpapers, which we first reported in the early testing phase In September last year.
He also notes the edge, The new security is already in the house, and as announced by the creators, it is a go-to for WhatsApp In the coming weeks. Let us remind you – it’s about having to confirm your identity using Face ID on iPhones, or the fingerprint on any smartphone (and finally by entering the password) in order for WhatsApp to establish a connection to the app installed on the phone. Today it is the only way to use the communication device on a computer.
With the new security feature, the creators want to reduce the risk of third parties accessing someone else’s messages. Currently, installed and configured desktop WhatsApp can easily connect to the owner’s phone and view all conversations on the computer – regardless of the security of the WhatsApp application on the smartphone.
The new security is the need to confirm your identity at the stage of pairing a smartphone with an “external device”. If this is just a one-time step during the initial setup, the benefit from a user safety standpoint is relatively small.
It would be safer to request a confirmation every time WhatsApp runs on the computer, but on the other hand, this means having access to a smartphone (where WhatsApp should be installed), which is somewhat wrong. In a few weeks, practice will show whether the new solution is safe and comfortable.
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