Love, Relationships & Technology:
A study by McAfee shows a number of adults sharing private details about their lives, including those of an intimate nature, such as nude photos and sexts—all of this on unsecured digital devices. In a McAfee survey, which asked more than 9,000 adults worldwide, between the ages of 18-54, about their private data sharing habits and online behavior when it comes to matters of the heart.
27% still don’t secure their mobile devices with a basic personal identification number (PIN) or passcode. And 38% have shared PIN or passcode with others. This puts you at risk for cyber stalking, identity theft and leakage of their intimate data.
Bad technology habits are on the rise worldwide, but people are still not taking the steps to protect their information from prying eyes and angry exes.
Think twice before sharing private data, including intimate texts, passwords, photos and more. If you‘re not careful about what you share, it could land in the wrong hands.
Keep Your Personal Info Safe by Following These Simple Tips:
Lock Your Lips. Do not share passwords with anyone.
Lock Your Devices. Use password protection on your phone and other mobile devices.
Love the Delete Button. Take the time to delete personal or intimate text messages, emails and photos on your phone.
Share the Love, Not the Info. Once you share private information with those you love, that data is out of your hands, and out of your control.
Men are more likely to protect their devices than women.
Avoid bad buzz and keep your private life private.
The Futures Company and MSI conducted surveys in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, China, India, Singapore and Brazil among 9,337 men and women, ages 18 to 54. The survey was conducted in December 2013 – January 2014.