Since from some weeks time there are being lots of attack in so may YouTube channel. So many channels also got hijacked. And I hope their channel will get back also.
This article is especially to all the creator who is working hard on their content making videos to secure their channel please read all the articles and follow all the steps properly.
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This is the biggest hint for a hijacker to hijack your channel. In this topic and many other remaining topics, I Have to explain On Video So Please Check Out Video here
Step 1: Create a strong password & keep it safe
- Create a strong password
Always use 8 characters plus with any combination of letters, numbers and symbols to create a highly secure password.
Don’t use your personal information like birth date, common words like “password”, common patterns like 1234 & also don’t use your YouTube account or channel name on your password.
To check your password strength Click Below ︾
- Never share your passwords
Never give out your passwords. YouTube will never ask for your password in an email, message, or phone call. YouTube will never send a form asking for personal information such as identity number, financial data, or passwords.
Step 2: Regular Security Checkup
- Add or update account recovery options
Your recovery phone number and email address can be used to:
- Block someone from using your account without your permission
- Alert you if there’s suspicious activity on your account
- Recover your account if you’re ever locked out
Click Here To Learn How To add or change your recovery phone number or email address.
- Turn on 2-Step Verification
- Security keys (Most secure verification step)
- Google Prompts (More secure than text message codes)
- Google Authenticator Application (Receive codes without internet or mobile data)
- Remove suspicious people from your account
- Remove sites and apps you don’t need
To protect your YouTube account, avoid installing unknown apps or apps from unknown sources. Manage and remove any apps you don’t need from your connected accounts.
- Update and backup your account
If your browser, operating system, or apps are out-of-date, the software might not be safe from hackers. Keep your software updated and backup your account regularly.
Step 3: Protect against suspicious messages & content
Phishing is when a hacker disguises themself as someone trustworthy to take personal information, like financial data, a national ID/social security number, or credit card numbers.
Hackers may pretend to be institutions, family members, or colleagues by using emails, text messages, web pages, and more.
YouTube will never ask you for your password, email address, or other account information. Don’t be fooled if someone contacts you pretending to be from YouTube.
- Avoid suspicious requests
- Don’t reply to suspicious emails, texts, instant messages, webpages, or phone calls that ask for your personal or financial info.
- Don’t click links in emails, messages, webpages, or pop-ups from untrustworthy websites or senders.
YouTube emails only come from @youtube.com or @google.com addresses.
- Avoid suspicious web pages
- Report spam or phishing
Your YouTube activity might be suspicious if:
- Your YouTube channel has unfamiliar changes to your profile photo, descriptions, email settings, or sent messages.
- Your YouTube channel has videos you didn’t upload or comments you didn’t make.
Follow these steps to help secure your account. If you’re part of the YouTube Partner Program and suspect that your account has been hijacked, please contact us here and our creator support team will reach out to you regarding the next steps.