My good friend was a good YouTuber. After immense hard work of 2.5 years, he had decent following of 3 lakh subscribers. He was from a middle class family. Income from YouTube and Facebook was his bread and butter. Few days before, at morning he was in Jaipur. He tried to access his YouTube account but it was demanded sign-in credentials. His password was not working. He was surprised. He tried many time but he did not succeed. He assumed that his account was hacked. It was something strange because he did not get any notice on his mobile or recovery email. He is trying to regain access through communicating with YouTube and Google team. After 4 days, he is still unable to regain it. He feels that his future is unsecure without it.
YouTube has over 23 million YouTubers worldwide.Hackers are very active to hack YouTube accounts. They are trying to defame the most popular videos on the web. If hackers steal your YouTube account access information, they can access your all information (emails, videos, photos and banking information if you get paid via YouTube Adsense). Beware from cybercriminals who use sneaky tactics to swoop user’s logins?
Let’s talk some points to safeguard your YouTube account. Boost your YouTube account security with some methods provided by YouTube.
First thing is to create strong password
Normally, this is informed when you make a Gmail account. If your password has upper and lower case letters, special character and numbers, your password is considered somehow strong and safe. Simple passwords like your name, phone number, and house number are very risky in point view of hacking.
Change the password Regularly
Change your password after 3 months as prescribe my YouTube. This method curbs the hackers to steal your password.
You can strengthen your YouTube account security with 2- step verification provided by YouTube. If a hacker tries to steal your password, he will not able to unlock your account unless he gain physical access to your mobile phone. Set up recovery phone number too. If your account is locked out you will able to obtain access to your YouTube account again.
Take Care while using from a new device
Just avoid accessing your account from strange device or properly log out; remove information from there after use. This will safeguard your account. Don’t try to use your account on multiple devices. This will somehow help to check the hackers.
Don’t open Phishing emails & links
Don’t click on suspected links and emails; these phishing emails can steal all your account information. These emails may contain phishing links tempting the sufferer to fake login pages. Once the account user feeds his login credentials, the hijacker gains full access to the victim’s account, permitting them to modify the vanity URL. This shows the real owner of the account and his followers believing that the account is removed. Ensure authenticity of login data if you are redirect to login while you click on link given in the mail. Check the spellings of URL before click. Check the legitimacy of the URL before click.