How to confirm your social media account hack?
There are a number of social media sites, having millions of subscribers. Everyday millions of users create and share their posts that include texts, pictures and videos as well. But the fear of getting your personal information compromised and hacked is constant among users. Let’s have a look at signs that will help you find out if your social media account has been hacked.
The very first thing most of the hackers do after hacking an account is to change your current password. If your social media account password is changed, you will not have access to your own account. If you have tried to login number of times and your access has been denied, then it is the first sign that will indicate towards hacking.
However, you can still try and recover your account by clicking on ‘Forgot password’ and then instantly changing your password through the registered e-mail id or through registered mobile number. But if the registered e-mail id and contact number have been replaced by the hackers then you can try recovering your account by contacting the social media support centre.
Login from unusual locations
Sometimes you have your account access, but the login locations keep varying from time to time. If you have recently noticed that your account has been logged in from the unusual locations, then it is another sign that signals towards your social media account hack.
Another, important indication that signals towards your social media account hack, are the posts that you never shared. This is a huge sign that someone has hacked your account and has started playing around with your personal data and posts.
The moment you realize about your account hack, make sure to immediately change your current password.
Are you following unknown people or they are appearing in your friends list? If you have lately experienced this, then it means your social media account has been hacked and it’s time for you to change your existing password.
Take complains seriously
If some weird messages are being posted on your wall or from your profile to your friends and you are receiving complains about it. Take all these complaints seriously and without losing any time, change your password.
Tips for creating strong passwords
The best remedy to protect your social media account is by immediately changing your password. While changing your password keep a few things in mind –
- Never use full or partial part of your current password.
- Make sure to keep your password strong by using a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters in your new password.
- Make sure to register your social media account with an e-mail id and a mobile number. So that if anyone tries to change your password you get notified on via an e-mail or a sms.
- Never share your password with anyone! As you never know who might hack your account.
After you have successfully changed your password, your account will be only accessible by you. The only thing to be kept in mind for future is – change your password occasionally.