How to Protect Your Instagram Account in 2018

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CHICAGO - Nov. 8, 2018 - PRLog -- Just this last August, Instagram made news headlines because of the latest hacking spree which compromised over 200 accounts. Now, for a company that has over one billion active users, the couple hundred hacked accounts doesn't seem like the end of the world. However, the fact that it happened and more and more users have come forward that their accounts also got hacked, it has become a problem for Instagram.

Corporate Business Solutions knows how important it is to keep your Instagram accounts, whether it be for personal or business reasons, safe and secure. Follow some of these tips by CBS to keep yours free from hackers.

Have a Strong Password

One of the most important tips you'll hear for protecting not just your Instagram account but any account is to have a strong and secure password. Quite often, hackers can gain access to an account by guessing passwords. They may also have a list of compromised passwords from previous data breaches and use those.

It's essential to keep your password fresh and updated, especially if that password was compromised from something else. Any time you hear of a security breach, whether or not your account was affected, changing your password is a good habit to get into. A strong password should be a combination of between six to eight letters, numbers, and symbols.

Keep Your Email Secured

Almost anything you log into nowadays, you do so with your email. That means if someone other than you has access to your email, they have access to anything else connected to it, your Instagram included.

Go through the security features with your email provider. Implement any two-factor authentication or encryptions. The more security you have on your email, the safer your other accounts will be.

Remove Third-Party Apps

If you have any third-party apps attached to your account, it is recommended that you remove them. Many of these third-party apps seem harmless, but the reality is that you are handing over a lot of power to your account to the developers. All of that power in the wrong hands could be detrimental to your account.

Go through your app list to see what you have attached to your account. Revoke access to any that seem suspicious, or that do not follow the guidelines of Instagram.

Block Inappropriate Followers

The purpose behind your business's Instagram account is to gain followers and traffic. The more traffic you get, the more attention your company will receive. Unfortunately, you will come across followers that are either fake or post inappropriate comments.

Even if you do not endorse the comments on your post, it is the fact that those comments are there that can be harmful to your company. You can block and remove followers from your account. Any follower that posts something rude or inappropriate, you can simply remove and stop them from commenting again.

Securing your company's Instagram account isn't just about protecting your password. It also has to do with monitoring the activity from your end and from your followers. Keep your account a safe and enjoyable place, and let CBS ( help you grow your following.

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