There are some photos you want to keep private. You know what photos we're talking about. However, as we have seen from time to time in the news, photographs that should not leak out often pass through the internet.
As iGuRu.gr readers know, you can not trust any security app, any device that promises privacy, and of course you should never trust the human factor. The internet is not safe, or IS NOT SAFE ON THE INTERNET!
Below we will describe 5 ways to protect your photos, so you do not see them running freely on the Internet.
The best way, of course, and the safest way, is to have no such pictures in digital or analogue form. But to read this publication, there will be a reason, so let's move on.
Beware of the former
Do you remember these photos you took in a passionate encounter? Now that you have separated, what is it? If your former companion does not get it well there is always the chance to see your very personal photos in a shared internet view. This is why revenge porn.
You can of course ask him / her to remove them, but he / she is not sure he / she will do it. Fortunately, Google allows the removal of links containing "revenge porn". Let's not forget the cybercrime team.
Beware of synched Photo Stream
Apple and Android use methods that allow you to sync your photo library to multiple devices like your phone, tablet, desktop, notebook PC, etc.
You take a photo from a device and it will be directly played on other devices through the cloud.
What could possibly go wrong? Yes you guessed correctly. A personal photo could come up with the computer you have in your living room, usually used by the whole family.
Beware of Screenshots from Snapchat
Snapchat is an app that lets you send sly photos to your friends. Snapchat beginners believe that it is safe because photos "self-destruct" after a certain period of time.
The photo may remain forever when the recipient takes a picture before it is destroyed. The screenshot of their phone can store a copy of the photo.
Beware of lost or stolen mobile
If your phone is lost or stolen, you might want to have a good password or a feature that allows you to delete it or lock it remotely.
Before you start the wishes, lock your device now.
Some smartphone operating systems like iOS allow a phone to automatically erase data if someone uses the wrong code over 10 times. They also allow remote locking and remote data erasure.
There are various tools that promise to protect your privacy and are available in the App Stores. Some of them allow you to create a "hidden" folder where you can save all your cunning photos, effectively removing them from the camera roll.
The question is you trusting the developer? The hidden envelope that promises is indeed hidden?
In addition to all of the above, there is always the risk of being phishing by giving yourself the hacker the password of your device. There is always the risk of not logging out of your account on a PC that many use.
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