WhatsApp web is one of the key platforms for WhatsApp users and since the time of its release, more and more people have started using the web version. To cater to its large user base on the web and make it more secure, WhatsApp has introduced an additional security feature that will protect the users from scams.
With increasing online scams and frauds, the security of users’ information often comes under threat. WhatsApp being so popular, often becomes the target of such scams. Even it is happening to users of WhatsApp mods like GBWhatsApp, too. Lacking in providing better security features can lead to the downfall very quickly. So, to one-up the security, WhatsApp has introduced an extension that can help prevent fraud.
Added Security Feature of WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp has introduced an extension with the name of Code Verify for its web-based application to provide another layer of security. This can turn out to be a vital move to protect users from online security threats and attacks. With this extra layer of security, users will be able to have more security and users can be sure that the end-to-end encryption is not being compromised.
Before this update, the WhatsApp web was not as resilient as some of the native Windows, iOS, and Android-based applications. But with this extension, the security has doubled and has become one of the most secure web-based applications. The Code Verification extension will be available as an open-source and it is offered by Meta Open source. This extension will automatically change the code of WhatsApp Web to that of the original account.
Code Verify extension will check whether your WhatsApp code has been altered or not. Users can add this extension through Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox from their official browser extension store. This extension has become very important after WhatsApp introduced the multi-device capability and as per reports, this extension was already in development a year ago.
It will keep a check on breaches in code all the time and it will confirm whether the Web Version is the same as you downloaded it. If the code of WhatsApp Web is tempered then this extension will give you a warning about the security threats. Code Verify will check all the resources of the web page which makes it even better for security.
Code Verify has collaborated with Cloudflare, which is a web infrastructure and security company. This collaboration aims to provide transparent third-party code verification at a large scale without any hassle. Together, Code Verify and Cloudflare will provide code verification in real-time to WhatsApp Web users.
If the code of WhatsApp Web is updated then the extension, along with the cryptographic hash source of truth will get updated automatically as well. After you have installed this extension, it will automatically start equating code Verification and it will give a green signal it validates the code.
If you see an orange icon then you need to refresh the page or there might be interference from another extension. If the icon gets red then it means that there might be some security issues in the WhatsApp Web code.
With the Code Verify extension, WhatsApp has improved its security to a new level for WhatsApp web users. Earlier there were more security concerns, but by implementing Code Verify, the company has made a step towards providing users a secure online experience on WhatsApp Web. And with this new extension, we can expect the security to only improve in the future and work as a shield against frauds.