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Michele Zanello gives 5 tips to empower your instagram security

Michele ( @michelezanello_ ) is a social media strategist & brand creator with more than 5 years experience. In 2020 he was on the top 50  marketwatch media strategist ranking

He’s the founder of Midnight Milano (https://midnightmilano.com/

a digital agency specialized on marketing strategy , brand creation and social security. 

Today we interviewed him and he gave us 5 important suggestions

1. Do not add the phone number to your profile

When you create your profile there are some fields, towards the end of the process, that Instagram defines as “personal information.” When it comes to this type of information, it is good practice to always be cautious. According to Instagram’s privacy policy, even if a phone number is private, it can be used by the service to increase “visibility” on the network, so anyone with a user’s phone number can use it to find their personal Instagram account. this person in case this item has been filled in the profile. Better to avoid or add a company exclusive number

2 Two-factor authentication

Another very important suggestion is that relating to the activation of two-factor authentication, an additional level of security which protects potentially harmful access to your account.

By activating this function, when you try to log in from an unrecognized device, Instagram will ask you to enter a security code which will have been sent to you by SMS to the mobile number you have provided. Alternatively, you will be asked to connect a supported authentication app, such as Google Authenticator (Android / iOS).

3 Change your damn password !

Try to change your password every 15 days , and dont put your name or your dog name on it!

4. Beware of suspicious links

No matter which social network you use, you should never click on a link that smells like spam. 

Instagram will never ever ask you for you personal information, credit card or sensible data

So never fill out any form with your personal information,until you’re not 100% sure

5 Pay attetion to bots or third part app

Many third-part applications connect to Instagram, some of which can endanger privacy and take possession of personal data. To revoke access, connect to Instagram from a PC and go to Settings> Authorized apps and remove access.

If you follow all these tips you will sleep soundly.

Michele Zanello

Founder: Midnight Milano