- Avoid calls and messages from unknown contacts
We encounter countless messages and calls from unknown contacts on a daily basis. It is best to avoid those messages and calls, specially if its a suspicious link, or a call from a suspicious number.
- International calls
Always check for the country code when receiving a call from an unknown number. The country code for India is 91.
- Beware of the selfie camera
Always keep the selfie camera setting turned off. You can always switch it on once you are sure the call is from a known person.
- Avoid unknown groups
We are all added to an unknown WhatsApp group once in a while. It is best to leave the group as soon as possible to avoid a potential security breach.
- Privacy settings
The options in the privacy settings allows users to make their profile completely private. Users can choose to make their profile picture, status and last seen visible to everyone, contacts only or to nobody. It is best to choose the ‘contacts only’ option.