It’s hard to know how a hacker can get into your account. Except for the 2014 Snapchat hack where users information was published on a public site, that was later taken down. That was a devastating blow to the app, but you can bet that they took the necessary measures, so that doesn’t happen again.
Those kinds of hacks rarely happen, so that means that it’s the users that can regularly do things that will put their account in danger. The biggest mistake you can make is to think that you will never be a victim of anything. That those kinds of things happen to other people and not you. Then you are careless with your security settings.
Try not to use third-party Snapchat apps that are from unknown sources. Those kinds of apps don’t have a multi-million dollar budget and probably can’t offer you the security settings your account needs to keep your account safe. Don’t send snaps to people that use apps such as Snap Save to save that images you send. These Third-party apps just might be the reason your account is compromised.
If you have done everything mentioned, but you still don’t feel safe, you can always change your phone number. It is easier said than done for some, but if it’s not a big deal for you, then I recommend you do that. The phone number changing process is probably different with each carrier, and some might charge you while others will do it for free.
Turn Off Find Friends Feature
To keep your account safe, Snapchat has also turned off the Find Friends features that requested your friend’s phone numbers. If you want to add another layer of security to your Snapchat account, make sure that you always have this feature turned off. If you share your phone with someone or let your kids play with it, it’s a good idea to check every day that it’s turned off.
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Don’t Keep Your Snapchat Information Online
The reasons as to why you would keep your Snapchat hack information online for future reference are endless. Maybe you want to be able always to remember your Snapchat username for friends. That way others can add you anytime and anywhere. You may also want to make sure that you can always access Snapchat from another device.
If this is a must for you, don’t save that information on apps that you have on your phone. Even if you have locked that app with a password, that app itself could get hacked. By doing that, you have unnecessarily put your Snapchat account at risk.
If you had stored the information on a USB drive or at least encrypted it, you wouldn’t be having this problem right now.