Instagram to enhance security of its users

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Instagram, the subsidiary of Facebook company, has announced that it is going to roll out an additional security feature that allows its users to review their login info, data related to other accounts that share the login info, and recovery contact information.

To those who are concerned that their account might be compromised, Instagram will also allow users to see whether their accounts were compromised in the past and do a security checkup.

As the image sharing app shares a business platform with WhatsApp, it is also planning to add 2FA authentication through the message sharing application.

Security analysts say that the American photo and video sharing platform has enhanced security of its users after witnessing a recent wave of phishing attacks, where its users were sent password reset emails via bots that looked genuine, but were actually targeted with malicious intent.

Also, the Facebook acquired company is urging all its 1 billion(as per 2018 stats) users to update their phone number and email id–just in case to contact the user if he/she opts for a password reset or gets locked out of their account.

The company has also cleared the air that it will never send direct messages on WhatsApp to its users when his/her account needs a security check-in and will opt only for an email check-in, if required.

NOTE- Originally launched for Apple iOS users in 2010, the photo and video sharing app garnered online craze within no time. The business claims that it has over 40 billion photos uploaded by users and is facing some censorship issues from some parts of the world, especially, Middle East.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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