2go Account Hacked – Possible Reasons And Prevention

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Hello Sam, please my 2go account was hacked, how do I get it back? Hello Samuel, My Girlfriend’s 2go account was hacked and she has lost the sim she used in creating the account, how do I get the account back? All these questions and more I do get most times when I log into my account to chat up with a friend. Most times, I get these questions via mails and comments here on techyan blog.

Now, looking at the two questions outlined above, I’d like to start out by answering them.

Question 1: Hello Sam, Please my 2go account was hacked, how do I get it back?

Answer: First of all, I’d apologies for the inconvenience you probably would have experienced. Retrieving your account details and gaining access over your account is pretty easy. All you need do is request for a password reset using the sim number you used in creating the account. Your new account password will be sent to you, just make sure to keep it safe this time or better still, change your password to something you can easily remember and that’s not easily guessable by anyone else.

Question 2: Hello Samuel, My Girlfriend’s 2go account was hacked and she has lost the sim she used in creating the account, how do I get the account back?

Answer: Sorry buddy but this is a very difficult one. Personally, I think the only option will be to retrieve the lost mobile number for the 2go account and if that won’t be possible, then sorry buddy, opening another account will be a sure bet. 2go was designed in a way that mobile numbers are used as the only verification means to owing an account, if you lost the mobile number, its as good as saying you lost the 2go account. I just wish 2go would introduce email verification system because I’d believe that’s a little more secured.

Having answered those questions, let’s move a step forward to the main subject matter.

2go Account Hacked – Possible Reasons And How To Prevent It


2go account hacked

Looking from the topic, the first question should probably be: ‘Can 2go accounts be hacked‘? The simple answer to that question is Yes and No!

Yes if you allow it to be hacked and No if you do not allow it to be hacked.

Believe it or not, most accounts that are hacked on the internet are accounts which were not well secured. Anything online can be hacked but it also depends on how venerable that thing is and I guess that answers the possible reasons to why a 2go account can be hacked.

Preventions

Like the saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure‘ hence I’d like to give a few tips to keeping your account safe from hackers or been hijacked.

1. Keep It Private: On no account should you disclose your 2go details to anyone. Its meant to be private and its only advisable to keep it so.

2. Don’t Share It Online: Sharing your 2go account username online is very much different from sharing your password. Your password is the main key to your account and shouldn’t for any reason be shared online. I recall talking about 2goeditor site which promises changing 2go phone number but the aim of the site is to steal users account details.

3. Only Use Your Personal Mobile Device: Most people are fond of logging into their account on virtually any mobile device they can get their hands on and have got the app installed. You are probably aware that the fact that you closed the 2go app does not mean you have logged out. Logging into your account on different devices makes your account more venerable, I’d strongly advice sticking to your own device when trying to access your account.

There you have it pal, just follow those steps and am pretty sure you wouldn’t have any cause to complain that your 2go account was hacked, hijacked or something related.

1 Comment
  1. Jonathan says

    People need to be extra careful these days when doing ANYTHING online.

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