The WhatsApp Extension Tells You If You’re On The Real WhatsApp Web: Here’s How
WhatsApp is rolling out a web browser extension that would check if the WhatsApp web being used is genuine.
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Dubbed “Code Verify”, the extension automatically verifies the web application and confirms security without altering the user experience.
The verification extension was developed by WhatsApp in conjunction with online cloud security company, Cloudflare. The extension is made open-source to allow other companies, groups and individuals to integrate the experience into their applications. It would also help to improve the extension in the future by global developers.
The extension will prevent WhatsApp users from sharing their credentials on dangerous websites that attempt to look like WhatsApp Web and will compromise the security of chats and the information they contain.
The extension has been made available for download on Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge. The extension scans resources across the entire webpage to indicate the authenticity of the code when you open WhatsApp Web on your mobile or desktop browser.
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The website is considered safe with a green tick in a circle when pinned to the browser toolbar. An orange circle with a question mark means the network has expired. An orange circle with an exclamation mark indicates a possible risk detected, while a red circle with an exclamation mark would indicate a validation failure.
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