The rate at which people lose their Instagram and other social media accounts these days is very alarming. I have been receiving tons of emails from most of my readers on how they can get their account protected, So I decided to put up these simple information tips on How you can protect your Instagram account from hackers. 



Some of us depend on our social media for our daily bread. 

For an instant, "I get most of my clients for my Photography Business" through my Instagram page, so getting my Instagram account taken over by hackers will give me a sleepless night.

So if you are in the same shoes as mine and you want your Instagram account protected from hackers, then this information is for you. 

So what can you do to protect your Instagram account from being hacked?

Well, the best way to protect your Instagram or any other social media account is by using strong defense. So in this article, I will be sharing the below three ways to protect your account from getting Hacked.

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How to protect your Instagram account from hackers

Step 1: The first defense to protect your  Instagram or any other social media account is to use a strong password. Using a strong password protects your account against hackers who use a fishing attack to steal people's login credentials. I use Password Managers to keep my passwords. According to Victor Giros, the GDI foundation security researcher. "You don't need to remember your passwords there, are password management apps (Keeper Password Manager) that allow you to access your passwords on your desktop and mobile phone even when you're not connected." Again use a unique password for each of your accounts. It will make it more difficult for hackers to access your information. 



Step 2:  The second defense to protect your  Instagram or any other social media account is by activating two-step identity verification. Two-stage identity will add an extra layer of protection against any hacker to your account. This feature is a multi-step process that requires users to confirm their identity through a security code. In that order, if you log into Instagram from an unknown device, you will be asked to enter the code and confirm that you are the rightful owner. The below steps will guide you on how to activate a two-step Instagram identity.

I. On your Instagram page click on the 3 line upload like the below :


 ii. Then click on Settings 


iii. Click on Security Tab

iv. Click on the Two-factor Authentication.

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v. Click on Get Started.

vi. There are three ways to add Two-factor Authentication to your Instagram account (Using the Authenticated App, WhatsApp or by Text Message) You can choose any, but I'm going to select the first one which is the Authenticated App you can download the Authenticated App on google plays tore 




vii. Since I have the Authenticated App  already installed, I will just lick on Next  (If you don't have the Authenticated App  installed, Instagram will prompt you to download it).


viii. It will automatedly link you to the  Authenticated App , Then click on Okay.


viiii. Check the Authenticated App  copy the digit code from Authenticated App  and enter it here and click on Next.


x. Two-factor Authentication has successful been added to my Instagram account. Click on Done


xi. Instagram will send an email that "you've turn on Two-factor Authentication"



xii. You can use the same steps if you prefer WhatsApp instead of the Authenticated App (But make sure you have WhatsApp installed on your device to receive the otp code from Instagram).



Step 3: The last defense to protect your  Instagram or any other social media account is by being aware of suspicious Instagram DMs or any suspicious email. Make sure you check the authenticity of any links in your DMs before you click on them and never share your personal information. Instagram recently shared a warning via its @creators account about Instagram’s increased phishing efforts .



Conclusion 

The above steps should help you protect your Instagram or any other social media account from hackers again always check the legitimacy of the emails you receive (sender name, email address and internet address attached to it) and never give your password to someone you don't know to protect yourself from possible fishing attacks. You can follow us on Instagram @Regcollins_tv for security tips. Cheers'!!!