Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tired Of Hackers? 5 Tips To Stop Anyone From Hacking Your WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Accounts

Hackers have increased their rampage these days and are causing people many worries. But you can be safe by following these tips.

One normally starts thinking about security only when it gets compromised. But the services you normally use put in a lot of effort to keep you and your data secure. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you need to follow to secure your online presence.

1. Whatsapp

WhatsApp already uses end-to-end encryption to secure your chats — no one, not even WhatsApp staff members can read your chats if encryption is on (which it is by default). But a common scenario is losing your phone. Before you realise the loss, a thief will have full access to your WhatsApp account which may include photosvideos, personal information and messages. The thief may also impersonate you to extract money from your contacts. To prevent this, lock WhatsApp with a PIN — you will need third-party apps to do this.

In case of theft of phone with an unlocked WhatsApp account, get a new SIM immediately and use it to register with WhatsApp on another device — this will instantly deactivate WhatsApp and the other phone.

2. Instagram

You might not want everyone in the world to see and comment on your Instagram photos.

A simple way to enable this is by making your Instagram account private — this means that only those who follow you can see your photos and new followers will require approval from you. The other security feature you should activate is Manual Photo Tagging. Go to the Instagram profile section and tap on the Photo of You (last icon below your bio) — tap on the menu button on top right and select tagging options. Here you can enable `Add Manually’ — this will prevent you from being tagged in unwanted photos. You have given third-party apps access to your Instagram account. To manage these apps, you will need to login to Instagram on a computer and select ‘Edit Profile’. In the settings page that o

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