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Digital revenge tips for you and your ex

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Have you ever heard of digital revenge? It usually occurs after a relationship ends badly and when an ex takes to cyberspace to vent their pain and destroy your character in the process.

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Unfortunately, in this day and age when passwords, photos and videos are so easily shared with all sorts of people, online attacks have become a valid and growing concern for many people - especially those who have shared private information with a former mate.

PASSWORDS
• When a relationship ends, change any shared passwords immediately.

• Do not give passwords away early in relationships. It could take years before you truly trust someone enough to share passwords.

• Prevention is key. Turn on password locks for your phone and computer.

SHARING INTIMATE PHOTOS & VIDEOS
• Best advice: don’t share these things.

• Understand that when you text, email or tweet a racy photo, you have no control over future viewers.

• Attempt to reason with your ex. Communicate with them in a calm way about why it is important that these photos and/or videos should be deleted.

OVERALL TIPS
• Install tracking software that allows you to erase information remotely in case your phone is stolen or lost.

• Ask your boyfriend or girlfriend about how they handled passwords, social media and other things with their last breakup.

• Never share bank account info or other financial details until you are in a solid, committed relationship.

These tips are pulled from a CNN article titled “How to Protect Your Digital Data from a Vengeful Ex”. You can learn more by clicking here.

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