Hacked Account Blues
Instagram rumoured to test their new feature relating its security. This security test specified to a hacked account, where users get more convenient ways to recover their account back.
To put it simply, Instagram will send a six digit security code to a contact list you’ve been selected to get your hacked Instagram account back.
In this way, Instagram will prevent hackers from using the code in the email or telephone number in the process of taking over the account.
Hacked Account Recovery?
Quoted by Endgadget, this new method would ensure that you could recover your account even if an intruder has changed the user name and contact data. To that end, Instagram is offering a safeguard that ensures a user name can’t be claimed for a “period of time” after account changes, whether it’s a hack or a voluntary change.
The main objective of testing this feature is to bring the process of recover hacked accounts more easily, all from within the Instagram application.
It’s still unclear when the in-app recovery will be widely available for iPhone users. So, let’s just wait patiently for it!
source : makemac