Instagram has introduced new security features to prevent you from being hacked.
Instagram is becoming significantly more secure as a result of a slew of improvements from the Facebook-owned company.
Over the last few years, Instagram hacking has become a major issue, with attempts that lock consumers and small companies out of their accounts on the rise. It’s happened to celebs and influencers as well: Survivor’s Stephen Bear and Love Island’s Eva Zapico both had their accounts hacked this year. This will become even more of a problem when Instagram adds more buying possibilities to the platform, as hackers who obtain access to your account could make payments using your financial information.
Fortunately, Instagram has just revealed a new tool that should assist attackers be stopped in their tracks.
Security Checkup will automatically notify people whose accounts have been compromised or have previously been hacked. When users log in, they will receive a notification asking if they wish to begin the checkup procedure. The software will then walk you through a series of procedures to ensure that everything is safe.
Checking recent account logins, validating which accounts share login information, and changing contact information such as phone numbers or email addresses are all examples.
Instagram also intends to make it possible to secure accounts by sending a code to your WhatsApp every time you check in.
The firm is taking these actions in response to an increase in fraudulent accounts impersonating Instagram and sending users direct messages (DMs). These messages may claim that your account is about to be banned, that you’re breaking Instagram’s rules, or that your photographs are being posted elsewhere, and they’ll ask for your password or other details.
However, because Instagram states that it will never send you a DM, it’s easy to identify if these are phony. Any official messages from the firm will appear in your settings under the “Emails from Instagram” page.
Fake emails urging you to click a link to reset your password are another fraud to be aware of. These are most likely the result of bots attempting to enter many accounts at the same time and should be ignored. Again, you can check the app’s “Emails from Instagram” area to see if they’re genuine.
“Accounts that impersonate others, utilize their verified status to hack and target others, or generally conduct spammy behavior,” Instagram said of the changes.