WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop will be more secure thanks to requiring biometric authentication to log in
Waiting for WhatsApp to be truly multi-device, WhatsApp Web and desktop are a very good solution to not always be aware of the mobile while we work or simply spend time with the computer. Historically, It was very easy to log into a new computer or browser, and now the company, in order to improve security, has explained that this process will improve with biometric authentication, as our colleagues at Engadget review.
The company has announced that WhatsApp will ask us to use our fingerprint or face to start the login process in a new browser. Security, as shown in images, will fall on smartphones, which are the devices that, for the moment, have access to our WhatsApp account at all levels.
The current system made it very easy to gain control of a WhatsApp from strangers
The novelty of WhatsApp makes sense, although there is still much to reveal about it. For example, Will it be possible to use a device password instead of biometric variables? Because this is how security works on iOS and Android in most cases. If the answer is yes, part of the security would be lost.
Knowing those security keys, in addition, the user who wants to impersonate the owner of the mobile phone of the WhatsApp account could register their biometric data (both Android and iOS allow several fingers and several faces), as it is the only thing the system asks for to access and modify these biometric options.
In any case, it is an extra step that will prevent the rapid theft of a smartphone from being able to control our WhatsApp account, of which we would also not find out in many cases unless we checked the history of WhatsApp Web, even if there are notifications that the service is being used in a browser.