With so many hackers going after YouTube Channels, how do you protect your YouTube channel?
Think Media’s Podcast Channel was hacked. How? Through session id or cookie hack. Even though Think Media used a probably complex password and Two Factor Authentication, hackers got access to the session variables and basically while the front door was opened, they walked in. We will talk about ways to try and prevent this type of attack. It is challenging as it requires diligence on the part of every YouTuber and Content Creator to prevent their channels and their social media accounts from being compromised.
And now, a story…
Once upon a time, in the vast world of the internet, there was a content creator named John. John had a passion for creating and sharing videos on YouTube. He had worked hard for years to build up his channel, and had amassed a large following of dedicated fans. However, one day, John received the devastating news that his channel had been hacked. All of his videos were deleted, and his account was being used to post inappropriate content. John was devastated and didn’t know what to do. He felt like all of his hard work had been for nothing. Determined to protect his channel, John set out on a quest to learn all he could about YouTube security. He soon discovered that there were many steps he could take to keep his channel safe from hackers. The first step John took was to create a strong password. He made sure it was long, complex, and included a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. He also enabled two-factor authentication on his account, so even if someone managed to guess his password, they would still need access to his phone to log in. John also learned about the importance of keeping his computer and mobile devices secure. He installed antivirus software, and made sure that his operating system and all of his software was up to date. Another important step John took was to keep his personal information private. He made sure that his name, address, and other sensitive information was not displayed publicly on his channel or on his social media accounts. Finally, John learned about the dangers of phishing scams. He made sure that he never clicked on links in emails or messages that he wasn’t sure were legitimate. He also educated his followers about these types of scams, so that they could be protected as well. With these steps in place, John was confident that his channel was secure. And, over time, he was able to rebuild his channel and regain the trust of his fans. He continued to create and share videos, and his channel continued to grow and flourish. The end.
And sadly the same thing happened to the Linus Tech Tips and SammySuperstar.
In both cases a PDF was the culprit. So be very careful with any PDF you receive as it could contain a trojan.
How to change your email account on your YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eE5MDlUxk&t=2s
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