This is a simple technique, very useful when someone draws lines over the text on a screenshot to prevent it from being read. In those cases, if we want to find out what the conversation was saying despite the fact that the emissary in the image doesn’t want us to, we just have to follow this simple trick.
First of all, we must take a screenshot, a type of image that, depending on the mobile phone model, is done in different ways. Once we have made the photo, we must edit it and modify the following values. Increase Exposure to 100, Increase Lightness to 100, Increase Shadows to 100, Reduce Contrast to -100, and Increase Brightness to 100.
Now all you have to do is zoom in on the crossed-out area to read the message, which will be legible without much effort.
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INCIBE warns of a new fraud. They have detected calls to users impersonating the identity of Social Security, in which they are asked for a code that they have received through SMS on your mobile devices. During the call, it is indicated that it is a verification code to receive the third dose of the covid vaccine, but, in reality, it is the code that WhatsApp sends to be able to log in from another device.
The National Cybersecurity Institute, based in León, advises those who have been victims of this fraud, and their WhatsApp account has been stolen, to try to contact their administrators to try to regain control.
He warns in a statement that it is a process that may take a few days, but stresses that “it is the best solution.”
However, if the problem has not been solved after reporting the situation to the application itself, it offers the option of resorting to the Internet service provider to change the number.
Also, remember that these Stolen accounts are used by cybercriminals to try to talk to the victim’s contacts and steal their WhatsApp account using the same technique.
Therefore, it recommends those who have already been victims to notify their contacts of what happened by another means (phone call, email, social network, SMS…), so that they are aware that it is not their acquaintance who is is writing or requesting your verification code.