It seems all sexy and naughty—sending nude pics of yourself to someone—until your naughty bits pics get hacked. But(t) if you must send, send safely.
Zohar Pinhasi is the founder and CEO of Monster Cloud, a leader in ransomware removal and managed cyber security services backed by former FBI Deputy Director John Pistole.
Here’s how to safely sext:
Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) when possible. Plenty of good options, and some are free.
Always use a secure wireless network - NEVER PUBLIC, EVEN IF IT'S PASSWORD PROTECTED!
Consider your own cloud to store photos rather than using Apple iCloud (which has been breached in the past), Google, etc. You can get your own private cloud with a product like MyCloud.
Send using end-to-end encryption. Lots of messaging apps offer this, including WhatsApp. That way nobody, including people at WhatsApp (or whatever messaging service you're using) can see the message. The only person who can view the photo is the person to whom you're sending the photo.
Consider encrypted email service. Proton Mail, for example, is free to use and offers encryption if you're sending material via email.
Continue with the all the "produce" shots: “melons”, “fruit bowls”, etc…
P.S. Just double-check the number you're sending your crotch-shots to. Grandma doesn't need the trauma...
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.