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6 Essential Steps to Keep Your Instagram Account Safe from Hackers!

We're tackling a vital topic: keeping your Instagram account safe. With Instagram being a hotspot for hackers, it's more important than ever to protect your space. Don't worry, I've got your back! Let's dive into these six straightforward yet powerful tips to secure your account. 🌸

Hey Friends, I am Venicia, your cybersecurity bestie! 🌸

If you're a visual learner or simply prefer a step-by-step guide, I've got you covered! You can watch a handy tutorial-style video right here for all the steps 👇🏾

Let's take a closer look into how to Keep Your Instagram Account Safe from Hackers!

 

Enable Two-Factor Authentication - 💡

Add an extra layer of security to your login process. With 2FA, even if someone gets your password, they won't get far without your phone's code.

To enable 2FA on Instagram, go to your profile and tap the three dots in the top right corner. Then, select "Settings and Privacy" and then "Accounts Center" “Password and Security” Scroll tap on "Two-Factor Authentication." Follow the instructions to set up 2FA with an authentication app. You can use the Google Authenticator app for this purpose, Free on the app store.


Review Your Logged In Devices - 📲

Keep tabs on which devices have access to your account. See something unfamiliar? Remove it immediately.

To do this, go to your profile and tap the three dots in the top right corner. Then, select "Settings and Privacy" and then "Accounts Center", “Password and Security” Under "Where You're Logged In," you will see a list of all the devices that have logged into your account in the past 48 hours. If you see any devices that you don't recognise, tap "Remove" to log them out.


Turn On Login Alerts - 🚨

Stay informed with alerts for new logins. If it's not you, you'll know right away and can take action.

To turn on Login Alerts, go to your profile and tap the three dots in the top right corner. Then, select "Settings and Privacy" and then "Accounts Center", “Password and Security”. Under "Login Alerts," tap the switch to turn on "Email" and "Text Message."




Use a Strong Password - ✍🏼

Create a tough password - mix up letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid easy-to-guess words to keep hackers guessing. You can use a password manager to help you create and store strong passwords for all of your online accounts.

To reset your Instagram account password, go to your profile, then tap the three dots in the top right corner. Then select "Settings and Privacy" and then "Accounts Center", “Password and Security”. Tap to reset your password.




Beware of Phishing Scams - 🤺

Stay alert for fake emails or messages pretending to be Instagram. When in doubt, don't click on suspicious links.If you think an email or text message might be from Instagram, go to the Instagram website and log in directly to check!

Keep Your Software Up to Date

Regular updates to your phone and apps are key. They patch up security holes and keep your account safer.

Embracing these steps means you're not just loving Instagram, you're smartly using it and keeping your Instagram accounts safe from hackers! Always stay alert for anything unusual and remember, a safe account means a happy Instagram experience. Share this post and let's spread the word for a safer Instagram community! 🌸

You've got this, Your Cybersecurity Bestie 🌸

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