Instagram Is Testing New Methods To Recover Hacked Accounts
Instagram might give you a little more reassurance if your account is hijacked. This Social Media Networking platform is testing a new in-app account recovery process which would be able to recover an account- and make it harder for thieves to fly away with taking the action in the first place. Presently, you have to either wait for an email or fill out a support form, but the updated app approach uses the app to ask for different types of information like your email address and your phone number. You will get a six-digit code sent to the contact info given by you, and Instagram will then prevent hackers from using email or phone number codes to take over your account from a different device.
This new method would ensure that you could restore your account even a hacker has changed the user name and contact information. This is the exact scenario where Instagram would ensure that a user name can’t be claimed for a specific “period of time” after the account change, whether it’s a hack or voluntary change.
It’s not still certain when the in-app recovery will be widely available, although the username lockdown feature is available to all Android users now and presently, it has started to deploy it for the iOS users. However, the main objective of the new recovery procedure is very straightforward -Instagram is working hard to ensure that can recover an account completely within the app instead of depending on the security team.
The timing could be a vital element. Instagram account security has been a sore point as of late with word of exposed passwords and growing intrusion attempts. This won’t prevent account hijacks, but it could discourage perpetrators hoping to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the current recovery approach.