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How To Avoid Getting Hacked in IG? (Not a guide, question for EXPERTS)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by raygendary, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    Greetings BHW!

    There is always been a Terror in Getting your Account in IG, Hacked. So as the title says..

    I am Requesting Help and Knowledge of the Experts here about what can we do to avoid Being hacked and Being a Crybaby when all of your Hardwork is taken away from you.

    On behalf of all the Newbies, I, Thank you.

    (This Thread will be Helpful to the newbies like me)
     
  2. barmesh

    barmesh Newbie

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    The only thing you can and need to do, is picking a strong password and keep it safe.
    And obviously, be aware to phishing when you login to instagram viewers/other services that asks for login with your instagram account.
     
  3. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    you need a strong password a password not stupid like god,love,kiss

    you need really to go the Microsoft way.

    I was told use upper case and lower case and numbers and if smart also throw in a special symbol.

    example

    R_Da44o) <<< to me it means redarow to you god knows but a very strong password lol

    all you need to remember.

    uppercase lowercase numbers and symbol
    like my example above

    a brute force hacker who into password hacking will try.
    love,god,money,home,mum,dad ect ect ect.

    read this please, this is how i learn about password security.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756109%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

     
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  4. JordanS

    JordanS Junior Member

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    You will only get your account hacked if you do something stupid.

    -Strong password on both IG and email linked to IG
    -Enable 2fa on email linked to IG
    -Link facebook to IG
    -Don't login to suspicious websites/phishers
     
  5. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    What amazes me is web companies that set a maximum limit for passwords.... like "your password must be 8-12 characters"
    For example using brute force, assuming a dictionary attack too,

    printer
    would take 0.1 seconds to crack

    printerprinter
    would take 2 years to crack

    printerprinterprinter
    would take 16,430,000,000 years to crack

    PrinterPrinterPrinter12345!
    would take 7,938,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years to crack

    This way you can use easy to remember words and still have massive security.

    Simplest way to remember a good password is double or triple an easy phrase or word...
     
  6. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    Thank You Guys For All of your Output! This is a Great Help for Us! :)
     
  7. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Another tip: If you have an account that's worth a lot to you (eg. lots of followers or something that makes you cash on the daily) then don't publicize your account in the forums.

    I've seen a lot of big accounts get hacked or banned because of this.
     
  8. dondada7

    dondada7 Power Member

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    If someone knows your email that is linked to the account, change it