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Secure Your Instagram: the ultimate guide to protection

In the digital age, safeguarding your Instagram account and those of your clients is more crucial than ever. With cyber threats on the rise, taking the proper measures to protect your online presence and avoid the headaches of hacked accounts or lost access is paramount. Follow these hacker-proof steps to ensure your account remains secure!

1. Conduct a Security Check

Kick things off with a comprehensive security check of your account. This includes:

Creating a robust password (avoid using the same one everywhere!)

Ensuring your email address and phone number linked to the account are up to date

Enabling two-factor authentication for an extra security layer requires a temporary access code each time you log in from a new device.

2. Store recovery codes safely

Keep your backup codes in a secure location. They’re your lifeline if you ever lose access to your account and need an alternate recovery method.

3. Audit connected Apps

Regularly review third-party apps you’ve authorized to access your Instagram account. Navigate to Settings > Security > Apps and Websites to do this. Disconnect any apps you no longer use or find suspicious. Beware, some apps may violate Instagram’s terms of use or pose a security risk!

4. Monitor device logins

Recognize all devices that access your account and set up alerts for suspicious login attempts. Go to Settings > Account Center > Password and Security to enable these alerts.

By following these straightforward steps, you can rest easy knowing your account is well-protected.