How to Prevent Instagram Account Hacking

Rancakmedia.com – If you have an Instagram account, use the method to prevent account hacking in the article below, so that your Instagram account remains safe.

Instagram states that some users have received direct messages (DMs) that appear to be from the company's Copyright Help Center. They warn users that one of their posts constitutes copyright infringement.

The DM contained threats to terminate users' accounts if they did not provide input explaining why the post did not infringe any copyright.

The DM doesn't give the user the option to just delete the post. There are also links at the bottom of the DM to websites that are not owned or operated by Facebook's parent company.

The official Instagram account released a message on Twitter, reminding its users that they have never DMed about copyright infringement.

"Instagram will never DM you about copyright infringement or ever ask for your personal details like passwords, etc," the video on the tweet explained. They also say “DO NOT CLICK OR REPLY”.

Here's How to Prevent Account Hacking on Instagram

Now, Instagram has legal ways to contact users, but will never contact users through direct messages.

If you want to check and see if you have received a message from Instagram, go to Settings > Security > Email From Instagram.

This is also a good time to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) which can save your account from being attacked if someone finds out your password. Here are the steps you need to take to enable 2FA from with the Instagram mobile app.

Go to Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication. Click the Get Started button at the bottom of the screen. Choose between using an authentication app or text message..

If you don't have an authentication app, you can use Google Authenticator. To use Instagram, you must enter the code that you will get from the application. Instead of an email, you will get a text message with a code if you select the text option.

The backup code is provided in case you misplace your phone or the 2FA password is not accepted by your phone. Take a screenshot of the codes.

Now that you've enabled 2FA and understood the truth about mysterious copyright DMs, you should be able to enjoy Instagram without fear of being hacked or scammed.

Conclusion

In the article above, we have provided suggestions for you to do the methods we have provided to prevent account hacking

Thus the article on How to Prevent Hacking Instagram Accounts, I hope the article above can be useful and help all of you.

Back to top button