Watching Porn on Your Cell Phone Puts You at High Risk for Identity Theft and Hacking

According to a recent study, Filipinos consume most time watching porn with an average of 12 minutes and 45 seconds per visit among all other countries. Philippines also belongs to the top countries that watch porn in the world.

While watching porn is a gratifying break men engage in, an index showing the number of the opposite sex watching porn is also rising. The unfussy and convenient way of watching porn using one’s cell phone is simply taking over on how pornographic content should be viewed. But this manner is putting you at serious risk. A recent research reveals that accessing porn sites using your mobile device puts you at high risk for getting hacked.

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A study conducted by Wandera, a London-based mobile tech consultancy, shows the alarming facts of insecurities when watching porn on your mobile device. According to the study, one-fourth of malwares mobile devices get are from pornographic sites. Since the operating system of smartphones, especially Android, are not as secure as desktops, there is high chance for hackers to take advantage of getting your personal data.

During the study, the tech firm also found out that most of the adult sites are used in identity theft. 40 out of the 50 top porn sites such as Brazzers, Ashley Madison, and AdultFriendFinder are unprotected resulting to data leaks. Gambling, cam, adult and ad networks were found to be by far the biggest risks for mobile users.

In a culture where open discussion of sex is taboo and the adult industry is heavily stigmatized, it’s perhaps not surprising that many people think of porn as a highly addictive and transformative substance.

Privacy is one of the biggest challenges regarding identity on the Internet. It is no longer true that “On the Internet, nobody knows you are dog,” according to an iconic internet cartoon. Even how convenient smartphones can be, you should consider your security. Recognizing the high risk of identity theft is something one must deliberately take account. To give you ways on how to protect your identity from hackers, check out this article.

*Featured photo courtesy of Be Box Movie
Vinz Eusala

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