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How to Secure Your Instagram Account With Two-Factor Authentication

8 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

With social media account hacking becoming increasingly more widespread, users would do well to make sure they're taking every security measure available to them. That goes doubly for frequenters of Facebook-owned Instagram, where account hijacking in particular is a recurring problem.
One of the best ways to protect any online account is by using two-factor authentication. 2FA offers hardened security during login attempts by requesting that the user provides an extra piece of information only they would know, such as a randomly generated code from a third-party.
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Instagram now supports app-based two-factor authentication

Instagram now supports app-based two-factor authentication

8 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

You can now secure Instagram account with two-factor login using third-party apps like Google Authenticator. This means that, as well as your password, you'll need to enter an app-generated code each time you want to log into your account. This helps ensure your account isn't compromised if Instagram ever falls foul of a data breach. It also helps you avoid account breaching via phishing attacks. Instagram has supported two-factor authentication via SMS since 2016, but researchers have proved that it's alarmingly easy to intercept text messages using known vulnerabilities in the telecoms...
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