Messaging app WhatsApp bans some user; here are certain reasons

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Reports have come from certain users getting banned on WhatsApp unexpectedly. They reported of being logged out of their accounts when they tried to access the app. A user generally gets ban only if the user has breaches the terms of conditions of the messaging app. However, users can drop a mail to the company if they think they are wrongly banned by the company.

So, WhatsApp users can face a temporary or a permanent ban depending on the situation. One such reason why you can lose access to your WhatsApp account is because you could be using the unauthorized version of the app. This is “WhatsApp mods”. Using such version violates the terms and conditions of the company. To deal with this, users should download the correct version of the app from either Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Moreover, the messaging app is vulnerable to cyberattackers that suspend the account of any user using their phone number. As per researchers, the attackers first download WhatsApp on their phones and try to log in using the victim’s mobile number.

WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system immediately sends a code to the victim’s phone number. This prohibits the attacker to gain access to the account, but he keeps repeating the process. Due to several failed login attempts, WhatsApp disables login for 12 hours. This stops both the victim and attacker to log in to their WhatsApp account for 12 hours.

As per a report by Wabetainfo, WhatsApp bans over 2.5 million accounts per month because of bulk and automated messages.

“WhatsApp bans accounts that use their service intensively, for example, if the account sends a lot of messages within a certain amount of time. Don’t worry, WhatsApp introduced a limit that’s really impossible to reach for a human. If an account reached the limit, it means it’s not a human, but it’s an automated system,” the report states.

Also, the app has security acceptance coming next month.

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