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Five Tips To Help Protect Your Social Media Accounts

by Genuine Hackers Brilliant hackers
Social media accounts are easy prey for cybercriminals. If yours has been hacked, here are five secure methods to reconnect with friends and family.

The social media hack is one of the most common types of cybercrime nowadays. These social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, are like candy shops for hackers. Social media users feel at ease and safe talking openly and freely, and they are willing to spend time and money on their social channels on a daily – if not hourly – basis.


From international meddling in major political elections to stolen bank accounts, we all fear becoming the next victim of a cyberattack. Hackers are always seeking new ways to steal passwords, credit card information, pictures, and any other information they may use to blackmail you or steal your identity. They can gain access to your hometown, names of family members, date of birth, street address, city, and even data such as your pet's name if they gain access to your social network account. They may also spam your friends, post on your behalf, access other accounts with the same login, and so on. All of this might leave you feeling vulnerable and frustrated. But don't give up! There are several simple steps you may take to safeguard your privacy and avoid hacks.

The following are indicators that your social media accounts have been hacked and Keep a watch out for any of the following red flags indicating you've been compromised:

> You get an email claiming that you changed your password when you never did.
> You are having difficulty login into your accounts.
> You are bombarded with adverts that appear to be spam.
> You're suddenly following individuals you've never met. Your account is posting posts – but you didn't make them.

What should I do now, and how can I prevent this from happening again?

If one of your social accounts has been hacked, whether through a phishing scam targeting your email address or other means, the following are some essential tips to assist you in getting back on your social feet as quickly as possible:

1. Check to see whether anybody else has access to your accounts by logging in.

Whether you suspect that one of your social media channels has been hijacked, check the account details to see if any email address other than yours has access. If this is the case, delete it immediately.

Check the phone number connected with your account next. It should just contain your phone number. If there are any unknown numbers listed, remove them. When accounts are hacked, bad actors frequently add a number that they may later use to alter the password.


Twitter: If you can't access your Twitter account and resetting your password doesn't work, go to the Twitter Help Center and choose the Hacked account from the list of alternatives. Use the email address connected with the compromised Twitter account and follow the recovery procedures. You may also reach out to Twitter Support directly using @Support.

Instagram: If you've previously tried a password reset and it didn't work, contact Instagram and work with them to restore your account. On the Instagram Help page, follow the steps for your smartphone.

LinkedIn: If you cannot access your LinkedIn account and believe it has been hacked, please notify LinkedIn as soon as possible by filling the Reporting Your Hacked Account form.

2. Change the password on each account to a strong, unique password and enable two-factor authentication.

People use simple, easy-to-guess passwords and reuse passwords across multiple accounts, allowing hackers to get access. As a result, the first step is to generate a strong password for your account. This applies to all of your accounts, and each one should have a unique password.

Then, as an added layer of protection, activate two-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA authenticates your identity in two ways: first, with your login and password, and then with an extra security check. This check might come in a variety of forms. A popular example is a PIN sent to your phone, a security question that you must answer, or something personal to you, such as your fingerprint. All of the main social networking networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, have 2FA, which is simple to use. Look for it in your account settings or the security area.

3. Examine your account permissions and limit access to third-party apps.
You should verify the list of applications you use through your social media accounts, such as Facebook while changing your account details. They build up, and many users are shocked at how many they have operating at any given time.

When you use your social media account to log in to another site or app, you frequently end up sharing a lot of information, which creates a potential vulnerability — if that app is hacked, the bad actors now have the information to get into your other accounts as well, gaining even more information about you.

Revoke the permissions of any apps that you no longer use or that do not belong. If you want to go all out, remove access to all apps.

All of the main social media platforms provide a page where you can examine which other applications have access to your account and change your settings.

4. Use an antivirus to take your protection to the next level.

Malware is prevented from being downloaded onto your machine by powerful antivirus software. It also alerts you to dangerous websites that might lead to fraudsters gaining access to your social media accounts.

5. Look through your social media networks for site-specific ideas.

Social networking platforms have guidelines for keeping your profiles safe. Check out these resources to ensure you're following the best practices for protecting your account on each platform.

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/help/hacked): https://www.facebook.com/help/hacked
Instagram: 368191326593075 https://help.instagram.com/368191326593075

As an ethical hacker, we recommend that you take the following actions. If your account has been hacked and you are experiencing difficulties, we are here to help. Hire a Hacker who specializes in hacking.

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