If I had a dime, a euro, a pound, a yen, and a rupee for every time I was asked how to break into somebody’s social media account, I’d be a very wealthy man by now! In honour of protecting those social media accounts, I just wanted to remind you how simple it is to secure your account from people breaking into it. All you have to do is follow these very simple instructions and your account will be solidly locked down.
* Use a Strong Password: Choose a password that’s complex and unique, with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid easily guessed information like your birthday or pet’s name.
* Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): This adds an extra layer of security. When logging in from a new device, you’ll need to enter a code sent to your phone.
* Secure Your Email Account: Since your Instagram is linked to your email, make sure your email account is also secure with a strong password and 2FA.
* Revoke Access to Suspicious Third-Party Apps: Regularly review the third-party apps that have access to your Instagram account and revoke any that are unfamiliar or unnecessary
* Choose a Strong Password: As with Instagram, use a unique and complex password for Facebook.
* Enable Two-Factor Authentication: This requires a verification code in addition to your password when logging in from a new device.
* Review Your Security Settings: Facebook offers various security settings. Regularly check these to ensure maximum protection.
* Be Wary of Phishing Attempts: Don’t click on suspicious links or give out your password in response to email requests.
* Strong Password: Use a password unique to Twitter, mixing different characters and avoiding personal information.
* Two-Factor Authentication: Turn on 2FA for an additional security layer when logging into your account.
* Monitor Account Activity: Regularly check your Twitter account for any unusual activity or messages.
* Check Connected Apps: In your Twitter settings, review and manage the apps that have access to your account.
Remember, no matter how secure your password or the security measures you take, always be vigilant about phishing attempts and suspicious messages. Never share your personal details or passwords in response to unsolicited requests. Regularly updating your password and reviewing the connected applications can also help keep your accounts secure.
That’s it, it’s actually very simple. As long as you follow the steps above your account will be hacker-proof. Please share this with anyone you know who is concerned about their social media accounts being hacked into.
As always, you can contact her privacy care team 24 hours a day seven days a week with any questions you have.