You may have, in recent days, witnessed a slight uptick in incidents where people you know have reportedly had their Instagram accounts hacked. Well, just to be sure you aren’t one of those people, here’s how you can protect your handle from being attacked by hackers.
While Instagram can provide site-wide protection, individuals can also follow certain steps to ensure higher security thereby protecting themselves from cybercrime. To keep your account safe: Always make sure to use passwords that are random and not related to you in any way. Make sure the passwords have an alphanumeric pattern along with special characters to make them harder to guess. Shorter passwords should be avoided. There should be a minimum of 8 characters in the password.
This being said, change your passwords from time to time. Also, remember that Multi-factor authentication is important. Make sure to add your phone number, email id, and any other extra layer you can add to ensure nobody can access your account even if the password is compromised.
Next up, never click a link online that you do not recognize or trust. Be specifically careful if it offers free gifts and rewards which seems too good to be true.
Lastly, never share your password with anyone or write it down under any circumstances, and you’re good to go.