Protect your social networks with two-factor authentication

See how to protect the most used social networks


Apr 29, 2021
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Overview

How much are you willing to pay to recover your Instagram account? Do you imagine opening your Twitter account one day and realizing you’ve been hacked? Nowadays a super complex password is not enough to avoid being hacked. In fact, most of the time your password is not guessed by trying until it works, a.k.a brutal force. Phishing or just social engineering is the most common way to gain access to your account. Believe it or not, most of the time you are the one that opens the door.

Two-factor authentication is a good way to protect your accounts. It’s kind of a standard approach that many apps support nowadays, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This way you will need more than your password to enter your account.

Two-factor authentication is also known as two-step authentication which means, two actions from you will be necessary to gain access to your account.

How to enable two-factor authentication in Instagram?

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Instagram photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

  • Open the menu
  • Go to Settings
  • Security
  • Two-factor authentication

Select text message to receive an SMS with a code every time some tries to access your account

Authenticator App. Is the same as SMS but with an app you install to get the code

How to enable two-factor authentication in Twitter?

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Twitter photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

  • Open the menu
  • Go to settings and privacy
  • Account
  • Security
  • Two-factor authentication

Select text message to receive an SMS with a code every time some tries to access to your account

Authenticator App. Is the same as SMS but with an app you install to get the code


Cover photo by Adem AY on Unsplash


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