Instagram introduced a stronger two-factor authentication model that uses an app on the user’s smartphone to verify, rather than sending a text message..
The main disadvantage of the existing security system is that if a fraudster gets hold of a SIM card, then he can automatically gain access to credentials and online accounts. Therefore, Instagram decided to move away from the classic binding model and use applications such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile for two-factor authentication..
The user will be able to independently choose the confirmation method. Instagram advertises will check the availability of suitable applications, and if they are not available, it will offer its own version..
It is not yet known for sure whether the link to a phone number will remain in the future or the project will completely abandon SMS messages. However, in this case, the loss of the smartphone may make it impossible to restore access without a saved backup copy of the codes…
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