Instagram Comes with Measures to get a Hacked account Back. Instagram tests a way to make it easier for people to return accounts if they have been hacked.
Also, it must become more difficult to take over accounts.
The process to get a hacked account back is simplified.
According to the report, this is apparent from a test among a group of users.
With the current way to get a hacked account back, users must contact the Instagram service.
For this, they have to wait for an e-mail, or they have to fill in a form online.
The new way is via the Instagram app.
A hacked user enters the e-mail address or telephone number and is then sent a six-digit number.
It enables the user to go back in his or her account, even if a malicious person has in the meantime modified account information.
Instagram also ensures that a user name cannot be changed quickly if recent changes have been made to the account.
It works, already on Android, and the feature is also rolled out on iOS.