Charities worried about getting their Instagram accounts hacked can look forward to enhanced security after the photo-sharing service announced plans to add an extra level of security to its app.
A two-factor authentication has been bolted on to the service, allowing users to require two forms of identification verified before accessing their account.
It’s hoped the move will reduce unauthorised access to accounts and brings the service in line with other social media sites, which have already utilised two-factor authorisation for a while.
TechCrunch, which first reported the news, says Instagram will now let you verify your phone number with an account. From then on, any time you go to log in to your account, you’ll receive a text message with an authentication code. The code is needed to complete your login.
The move follows a number of high-profile account hacks involving some of the world’s biggest celebrities.
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