Facebook hacked! Twitter Hacked! LinkedIn hacked! all we get to hear is a bombarding of hacking on social media accounts. Don't worry we know we're not creating a chaos we just want to aware you about how strong your security is.
We're looking lots of social accounts getting hacked these days. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are always trending and no matter what, these accounts get hacked. A question arises, in-spite of security features being implemented by the social network team, why do accounts get hacked?
The answer to this question lies in front of us. Yes, our own account security.
Example: You can protect the outer part of house by implementing tons of security featured but you cannot protect from internal flaws / loose ends. Here your house is social account and internal flaws / loose ends are your internal security measures.
How can our internal loose ends put us into trouble?
- Weak passwords
It is always recommended by security team / experts that we should always keep our passwords lengthy and complicated but, we end up choosing loose and memorable passwords. Yes, passwords should be memorable but at the same time it should also be complicated to guess.
Now you would say that remembering complicated passwords is tough and moreover this complexity increases when we have an increase in number of login accounts. But, those days are gone. If you're using Google Chrome which is recommended. It stores your password in their vault, which eliminates the hazzle of remembering passwords.
You may refer this article to choose a strong password it will explain you how to generate a complex yet a memorable password and how can you defer remembering passwords.
- Not enabling 2FA (2 Factor Authentication)
In a survey conducted by StackMantle team, we understood that 70% people are not using 2FA (2 Factor Authentication). Trust me guys 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts, not matter if those are social accounts, email accounts, cloud accounts, etc.
Adding an extra layer of security is always recommended because it helps you from getting hacked.
You may refer this article to enable 2FA for your account and understand why is it important.
We would also recommend you to read reason behind Facebook accounts getting hacked - a case study. This would give you an idea why social accounts like Facebook get hacked and what can be the possibilities.
We would be creating some more cyber security posts coming further not only to aware your about security but also covering other aspects of security. Stay Tuned, Stay Subscribed!!