How To Hack An Instagram Account With Two-Factor Authentication
Many people these days want to know how to hack an Instagram account with two-factor authentication. But the question remains; “Is it possible?”
From my experience as tech-savvy and the chat I have had with various Instagram and Facebook account hackers, I will divulge how possible it is to hack a Facebook or Instagram account with Two Factor Authentication turned on.
Note that this article is for educational purposes only. The whole idea for writing this article is to help those who do not know about hacking to know how it is done so they secure themselves.
With that in mind, let us look at how Two Factor Authentication (2FA) works.
What is Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an account security feature that allows you to verify your login authenticity twice.
Most accounts require a Username and Password to log into. With 2FA in place, after the Username and Password, you will have to pass another layer of security. Usually, the 2FA request a unique security key to pass you.
In most accounts these days, the security key is stored on a USB security key. Some also have dynamic security codes that are generated by an Authenticator App and forwarded to the registered mobile number on the account.
Other accounts also have downloadable backup codes for Two-Factor Authentication.
Hack An Instagram Account With Two-Factor Authentication
Instagram has Two-Factor Authentication features that users can activate by will. In fact, it adds another layer of security to your account but it does not mean your account can not be hacked.
Follow the procedure below to know how hackers hack Instagram accounts with 2FA.
- The first process of a hacker begins by gathering intelligence. Most hackers gather intelligence about their targets to know their movements, their interests and any flaws in their lifestyle they can capitalize on.
- The next process of hacking comes with approaching the target or anyone related to the target. So at this stage, the hack will befriend you. Since we are talking about Instagram, the hacker will befriend you and try to build a strong bond with you. This is to win your trust before executing the plan with your assistance.
- In the next stage, the hacker will execute the plan following these steps.
In order to prepare you for this stage, they could convince you that they are opening some sort of investment account for you for free. This is only to prepare your mind for the next stage.
- Since your Username is readily available on Instagram, the hacker will type your Username and click on Forgotten password.
After clicking on “Forgotten Password”, Instagram will send the security key to your registered phone number so you can reset your password.
- In this stage, the hacker will convince you by any means possible to send the code. This is made easier if the hacker prepares your mind earlier that they are registering something online for you.
- As soon as you send the code, the hacker will pass the security check, change the password, remove your email and block you.
How to avoid getting your Instagram hacked
There are so many things we do that lead to our accounts getting hacked. If we can carefully check all our steps, we can avoid getting our accounts hacked. Below are some of the things to do to avoid getting our accounts hacked.
- Know who you trust. Know the person in real life before you trust them.
- Do not divulge your password or security key no matter who you are talking to.
- Do not send SMS or anything you receive in SMS to anyone. SMS is supposed to be private and anything that comes in there must be kept private.