BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 12. In light of a number of global incidents involving security vulnerabilities within WhatsApp and other apps, Azercell is reaching out to its subscribers to encourage them to take precautions to protect their devices and phone numbers from possible hacking attacks.
Due to the increasing number of such attacks and the many requests the company has received in recent days, the mobile operator wants to share several data security tips with its users.
- Do not leave your cell phones unattended.
- Do not respond to links, requests or messages containing suspicious content sent via WhatsApp, SMS or other channels.
- Do not answer suspicious calls.
- Do not use untrustworthy websites.
- Do not participate in games, contests and other offers with dubious content.
- Do not share your 6-digit WhatsApp verification code with others.
When registering your phone number on WhatsApp, you receive a 6-digit verification code. To protect your account, do not share this password with anyone.
- Set a personal 6-digit security password on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp users can create a personal 6-digit security password. To do this, activate the “Two-step verification” function in the application settings.
Azercell will continue to regularly share this type of information with its subscribers to ensure the security of their data and provide them with the best customer experience.
It is also important to note that Azercell only provides a mobile data connection to access apps or social networks. The mobile operator has no influence on the terms of service and security of user accounts of social networks and applications. Therefore, all questions and concerns should be directed to the respective app’s helpline.