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WhatsApp increases security. It is worth using

WhatsApp is improving the security of the web-based messenger. However, you will need to install a browser plugin for this.

WhatsApp is still one of the most popular messengers in the world. The owner of the app is the Meta Corporation, which also includes Facebook and Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg’s company just decided to improve WhatsApp security in the web version, that is, in the browser.

Plugin for the web version of WhatsApp

Security is improved thanks to a browser plugin called Code Verify. This is to verify that the content of the communication device’s web version has not been tampered with in any way. This makes it difficult for a potential attacker who would have a much harder time intercepting sensitive data.

The web version of WhatsApp was launched in beta last year. The launch of such a version of the messenger was to make it easier to use it on different devices, not just smartphones. Since then, WhatsApp on the web has gained increasing popularity, so Meta had to take care of proper security of the application.

The plug itself is nothing unusual or particularly sophisticated. Its job is to compare the code running in the browser with the hash stored by a third party, in this case Cloudfare. Everything happens automatically and is basically efficient.

Verification Code - Plugin for WhatsApp

If you decide to install the Code Verify plugin, you will notice signs such as a traffic light. Green means that everything is fine. The orange color is a suggestion to refresh the page or review other extensions, as one of the extensions may affect Code Verify. Red means problems.

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The meta confirms that the browser plugin is unable to read our messages and this also does not reach Cloudflare. Security experts can also do code verification as an extension code Provided on github. At the moment, the extension is available in the version on Chrom And the edge. A plug-in for Firefox is also planned.

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Text source: The Verge