Most of the social apps send SMS to your personal number every time you log into your account. The code that is sent is one-time, therefore it is only used once. Through them, it is quite convenient, because they can only log into your account if they have access to your mobile phone and know your password, so you reduce the likelihood of a cyber attack.
The principle is the same as that via sms. A verification code is being sent to your email.
This method uses a two-factor authentication application. In the app you have codes that change every 30-60 seconds. When you log into the social media, it will ask you to enter the code. You have to log into the app, view it, and then enter it.
With these three methods, you spend more time logging into your social profiles, but at the cost of it you can have peace of mind about the cyber security of your accounts.
Use a different password
It’s much easier to use the same password for all your accounts. And have you thought that in this way you also facilitate cyber attacks? So it’s a good idea to use different passwords. And what could they be? It is recommended that a password be at least 12 characters long and contain numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters. The stronger a password is, the more we increase the cybersecurity of our accounts.
Read the messages you receive carefully
As trite as this may sound, nowadays hackers send messages or emails impersonating a specific person or organization. The email may look “authentic” to you, as if it was sent by an application e.g. Instagram. It may tell you to enter your password so they can be sure it’s you – thus giving them your password. This type of cyber attack is common even with entering your bank card details, so be alert.
And finally, we want to advise you to be vigilant. If something feels wrong, it probably is. Do not blindly trust or share your passwords with anyone. Be careful with the information you provide online and don’t underestimate the importance of cybersecurity.