Let’s calm down with the headline though – no pressure. This is much less of an order and more of a recommendation if you wish to have optimal security settings that minimise one’s accessibility to your private information. Moving on from the previous situation that affected several WhatsApp users, there are still relevant things you should consider if you’ve also opened accounts on Telegram and/or Signal.
Many of these apps’ settings may not be predetermined as none is completely reliable except you modify certain security settings to protect your data better. Zak Doffman, a cybersecurity expert, shared that platforms like Telegram and Signal are gaining more popularity and he recommended users to configure their devices to increase data security. Some of his recommendations included the following:
According to Doffman’s observations, he said that WhatsApp collects much more data compared to most popular Messengers like Telegram, Facebook iMessages, and a few others. He also added that, “unless you avoid those others, WhatsApp is not your biggest problem.”