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We have access to every imaginable way to take pictures, store them, them, share them and comment on them. Any moment of our personal and private lives can be shared online instantly, publicly or privately, voluntarily or involuntarily, at the click of a button. It is extremely easy to lose control over our sexting contacts, and that loss of control can have tremendous impact in our lives. Many cyber attacks are aimed at robbing personal data. In fact, that belief often causes us to lower our guard and not make an effort to protect our personal data as we should.
Sexting means sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs or images through a device. Regarding the applications of new technologies, sexting is considered as a risky practice, especially when it involves teenagers.
Regardless, the truth is that sexting is becoming an increasingly popular practice. For this reason, it is essential to be aware of the risks that sexting entails and how to prevent them. There are different ways of losing control over our pictures, regardless of whether we share them privately, publicly, or just store them in our handsets. The first thing one should do is to get in touch with the administrators of the social network to have them remove all harmful posts. All social media platforms have channels for reporting posts and users, and are particularly sensitive to these practices, which are also hugely detrimental sexting contacts their business.
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You certainly must know the story of the Trojan horse. Just like the mythical horse that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy without being noticed, these programs try to make their way into your computer without raising suspicions, opening a back door for a remote attacker to also enter.
It is essential to raise awareness about the risks and consequences of sexting especially among teenagers. Education and consciousness-raising are essential to ensure a safe and proper use of new technologies and avoid the undesired consequences of certain practices.
BBVA has for some time now been offering awareness-raising seminars for families, promoting the safe and responsible use of new technologies and addressing the biggest threats associated to unsafe practices, such as sexting. How to make smart toys safer. Toys are evolving at the same pace as technology. Known as smart toys, they already incorporate technology.
They can access the Internet, interact with children and compile all types of information that is put online.
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BBVA Earnings. Financial calendar. Latest news. BBVA Podcast. Customer service via social networks. Careers at BBVA. Social media. Security 29 Nov Security Personal data theft: How can I protect myself? Undesired consequences Breaches of privacy and damages to reputation and personal integrity. Having a personal picture leaked to the public can have dramatic and life-altering consequences for anybody.
Blackmail or sextorsion: Is one of the most dangerous consequences of sexting. Sextorters can blackmail victims threatening to circulate their pictures, unless they sexting contacts them more explicit ones, sexual videos or agree to meet somewhere. This was the case of Canadian teenager Amanda Toddwho sadly decided to end her life after being constant and repeatedly blackmailed by a person she had trusted, who threatened her with providing her friend with some topless pictures of Amanda.
Posting of images in porn websites.
A sizeable percentage of the content available on porn s and Internet forums are images and videos hacked from social media websites. The professional and personal impact of these breaches can be dire for those affected. Tips to avoid the unwanted consequences of sexting Never share compromising or intimate pictures with strangers. Even people that seem trustworthy can turn out to be stalkers or end up using those images inappropriately.
It is not advisable to store intimate images in your smartphone. It is not a secure medium, and if it gets stolen, lost or hacked, your images will be compromised. Security Trojans - what they are, how they act and how to keep them out of your computer. Other interesting stories. Children How to make smart toys sexting contacts. Security The 'helper scam' and how to avoid it.Sexting contacts
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