However, it won’t do much if someone spies you logging in on your computer or sees that your i Phone social application automatically logs in to that account.Keep An Eye On Your Phone Text messages are in sex-scandal news all the time these days, and no wonder. If you're getting your freak on through text messages (“sexting”), snapping naughty cellphone pictures, using the video chat for dirty purposes, or read porny emails or websites on your phone, you might want to make sure that information doesn't go wandering around without you.It's an easy way to get your freak on in those moments of downtime you have on busy days, and it seems like they're always getting released to the press. Password-protect your phone if you can, and make a habit of keeping your phone in your pocket or otherwise on your person rather than leaving it on tables or in bags.And now that the i Phone 4 has that nifty front-facing camera for “video chat,” quite a few of us will be toting X-rated videos of ourselves in our pockets. Some phones, including i Phones, have a “killswitch” available that will allow you to remotely disable the phone if you realize it's missing. Know your “correspondents.” Texting, e-mailing, and video chatting on your phone doesn’t only leave a trail on your phone; it leaves a trail on the phone or computer of the person you’re corresponding with.This is also a good time to consider whether some of the more left-of-mainstream stuff you’d like to chat about is best kept for when you see your sweetie in person. You bring us fabulous new discoveries, connect us with humans across the globe, and make sex scandals much, much juicier.What once were salacious accusations without evidence are now proven indiscretions displayed in excruciating detail, thanks to the way technology has insinuated itself into our most intimate moments.
There are plenty of things you can do to reduce the risk of becoming the next sex-scandal technology victim. While you may have thoroughly checked out a site or service before trusting it with your sexy tidbits (you do check the Terms of Service for the company’s policies on explicit content, right? Facebook’s multiple privacy upheavals this year are a prime example of how little control you have over your content once you hand it over to a service. While it's mostly to use Twitter accounts and e-mail addresses for spamming purposes, it still involves hackers gaining access to your account, which means they could potentially change your password, erase your data, or expose it all. There are plenty of services you can subscribe to which are anonymous or nearly so, and using something like this can give you extra layers of protection.
Avoid Storing Naughties Online Whether it’s a racy photo album on Facebook, a steamy private Twitter account, naughty Meebo chat transcripts hosted on their website, or any of the other hundreds of ways you can store personal media online, there are risks no matter how “private” it looks. Change your password frequently and be sure to use very strong passwords—there are many sites that will tell you the strength of a proposed password, so you can check before you begin using it. A Twitter account with a name and avatar not obviously connected to you, registered to a Gmail account equally uninvolved, will protect you pretty well from online intrusions.