Instagram during this year had many weaknesses in terms of security and privacy of their users’ accounts. That’s why many people wonder how to protect their Instagram accounts so they are not hacked.
This is a very frequent concern, especially if we have a company account that we have been working on for a long time.
Consequently, come again? Can you do to defend your Instagram? In this post I will describe the 5 things you should keep in mind to keep your Instagram safe and away from hackers:
Choose a secure password
You probably think that this is the most obvious advice, but in fact it is in that much fail.
Hackear instagram usually log in to someone else’s accounts by guessing passwords or using old passwords (we recommend using Have I been Pawned to check if any of your passwords have been stolen). Therefore, the importance of a strong password is not an exaggeration.
Use a 6-character password (although many experts recommend a minimum of 8)
Combine numbers, letters and punctuation marks
Avoid passwords that you are already using on other websites.
And, something we always forget, our password must be updated at least once or twice a year . I know it can be difficult to remember all your passwords, but believe me, you will regret a lot more losing all your data.
Enable two-step authentication for greater account security.
With this process activated, you will be asked to enter a security code each time you log in to an unknown device.
The simplest option is to ask Instagram to send you an SMS with the security code every time you log in to a new device.
Follow the steps below to configure it:
- Go to your profile and touch .
- Touch Configuration .
- Scroll downward and stroke verification in some steps .
- Touch next to Text message .
- If your account does not have a confirmed phone number, you will be asked to enter one. After entering the phone number, touch Next (iPhone) or (Android).
Make sure your email account is protected.
Many times hackers enter your accounts on social networks or websites because they have access to the email you registered with.
Therefore, you must enter your email server (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo … etc) and review your security settings. Also remember to NEVER download an attachment from a stranger or enter your passwords through suspicious emails.