Don't want to lose your scriptwriting exploits? Protect your TikTok account with two-factor authentication.
If you're reading this article, you probably fall into one of these three boxes:
- You posted videos and you stick to them. Maybe these are simple delusions between friends. Maybe you are trying to produce consistent content to showcase your passion or your job. Either way, you are right to want to protect your account.
- You've trained your "for you" perfectly, to the point that you're part of TikTok niches that you're pretty sure you'll never find if you lose your account. (Did you know there is a fascinating corner of TikTok devoted to Beyblade tops?) So protect that "job" that took you hours ofdoom scrolling viewing.
- You read Cyberwar regularly (already, thank you), you don't have a TikTok account, but you are passionate about two-factor authentication. No need to convince yourself to protect your accounts, but maybe we can suggest that you create a TiktTok account?
WHY USE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON YOUR TIKTOK ACCOUNT?
Double authentication is simply to request an additional code when logging into the account. Thus, even if a malicious person obtains your credentials, they will not be able to connect, because they will not have the code of the two-factor authentication.
Who could come after your TikTok account? Well, some thugs use hacked accounts to spread scams , most often related to video games or cryptocurrencies. The more subscribers the account has, the more interesting it will be. But more generally, double authentication will protect you a little more against all indiscreet people.
HOW TO ACTIVATE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ON TIKTOK (IN PICTURES)
At the bottom left of your screen, click on "Me", then on the three dots at the top right.
To go to the settings, two clicks are enough. // Source: Numerama screenshot
Then, select "security": a menu will open, click on "2-step verification", you can choose between double authentication by SMS or by email.
TikTok has a pretty straightforward menu.
Click on the option of your choice, then enter the 6-digit code sent by SMS or email depending on the option chosen. And There you go ! Two-factor authentication is enabled.
Choose your preferred two-factor authentication method.
Unlike the majority of services, TikTok does not generate code to use in case you do not have your means of two-factor authentication. We therefore advise you to use double authentication by email, and to protect this email by double authentication.