Instagram hacked? There is now a Security Checkup

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Getting hacked on Instagram. For many people, it’s one of the biggest disasters that can happen to them, especially if you have tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of followers. If you can’t get into your account, how are you going to prove to Instagram that it’s you? Especially for people who are concerned, the social media platform comes with Security Checkup.

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You may have already seen the Security Checkup, because accounts that have been hacked in the past already have it enabled. That is, when you open the account you will get a pop-up asking if you want to do a Security Checkup. You will then go through all kinds of security steps, you will see the login activity with the option to adjust the contact information if you want to recover your account.

Whether you’ve been hacked or not, it’s a good idea to turn on two-step verification on Instagram anyway. You can already do that by using a phone number and an authenticator app, but Instagram will soon offer the option to do that via WhatsApp. After all, both Instagram and WhatsApp belong to Facebook, so that link is quickly made. Especially because Facebook prefers to tie the three social platforms together as much as possible (sometimes with a lot of criticism as a result).

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Be careful though, because Instagram will always ask these kinds of questions in the form of a pop-up or at most an email. If you get a direct message from an account that has something with Instagram in the name, don’t trust it. Instagram itself never communicates via direct message. Of course it is advisable to pay close attention to the e-mail address with e-mails from Instagram, because hackers sometimes use clever tricks to get you to reveal your password.

Currently there is also a technical problem with Instagram, in which you get all kinds of password emails in your email. These emails are officially from Instagram, but are sent by a bot. This is not on purpose and you can delete these emails, unless of course you have initiated to change or reset your password.

Laura Jenny

When she’s not tapping, she’s floating somewhere in the wonderful world of entertainment or on a plane to some cool place in the real world. mario…

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