Instagram introduces New tool to Help prevent Phishing attacks :- Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users find out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam i.e. to tackle phishing attacks.
Instagram introduces New Updates
Now, if you receive an email claiming to be from Instagram, you can check its genuine by heading over to the “Emails from Instagram” option in the app’s security settings, which lists every email the service has sent you over the last 14 days. The update is under roll out now and may take time to appear in your settings.
The new menu divides the Instagram emails into two categories viz. security emails and “other.” If you see an email in there then you can be sure it’s legitimate, and you can safely click any links it contains. If it’s not, then it could be a phishing scam, whereby someone impersonates a service to trick you into giving them your username and password. In this case, you should probably delete the offending email. If the worst happens and your account gets compromised, then Instagram says you should follow the instructions listed on its help page.
It’s a welcome addition to the Instagram app, especially as phishing scams become more sophisticated. Some phishing scams can even break into accounts that use two-factor authentication using a fake site that asks for your six-digit code and immediately enters that into the real site on behalf of the scammer.