There will always be bad people out there trying to hack your Snapchat account. Can someone hack your Snapchat account by adding you? Well, let’s find out how to prevent it and secure your Snapchat account.
Bad guys who target Snapchat accounts usually try to take over the account and steal all information and data including personal photos and videos. They are trying to get money from Snapchat users by threatening to distribute personal photos or videos.
The bad guys usually start the action by contacting you via Snapchat. Previously they could have taken over someone else’s account and used it to contact you so you are not suspicious. Of course you will not feel suspicious if your friends ask you for help with their account or borrow your money because they were involved in a sudden incident. If they try to take over your account, they usually claim that they want to add you as a friend and need some of your personal data information.
The methods can vary, but their goals remain the same, they try to trick you into providing sensitive information that can be used to take over your Snapchat account.
Snapchat has dual authentication where you need a security code that will only be sent to your telephone number when someone tries to reset your password. These codes are used legitimately, for example, if you want to change your phone number or email address for your Snapchat account, Snapchat will send a code to your registered number to confirm that they request it.
Don’t let them trick you, secure your Snapchat account
If you are contacted via Snapchat and asked to do something strange and related to personal data or money, you should contact that person through a phone call or other chat application to confirm that the person who contacted you was not a bad person who has taken over your friend’s account.
Whatever happens, for whatever reason, don’t ever trust the person who asked for this security code, keep it for your eyes only. Even though the one asking is your own friend because your friend’s account could have been hacked and is being used to trick you.
So that’s how to prevent Snapchat from getting hacked. Not too technical and does not require computer security expertise or the like. Taking over accounts on any service usually takes advantage of human weaknesses themselves or is called social engineering. The point to not easily trust anyone, even though the people closest to you.