The scary thing about life is that we don’t know what we don’t know. We need to learn from mistakes & misfortunes to better protect ourselves. Today is about educating ourselves about the hard lessons others have learned before we face them in our own life.
There have been isolated cases of death threats and people being exposed online. Thankfully it is rare, but one time is still too often. So let’s talk about how we can upgrade our privacy protections in the swinger lifestyle.
There have been countless troublemakers who have targeted the swinger community over the years. Sometimes its a zealous holier than-thou church group. Other times it is an overly curious & insecure neighbor or a frustrated internet stranger that simply wants others to feel their pain. Let’s not fool ourselves. Plenty of people are interested in causing us trouble, so we need to always be on guard.
A good start to protecting your swinger privacy is compartmentalizing your swinger activity from your vanilla life.
- Don’t reuse pictures, emails, phone numbers, or anything else that can be used to do a reverse lookup.
- Lock everything down with strong passwords & give everything a unique password. If one site or app is hacked, they won’t be able to use that info to get into your other stuff.
- Turn on multi-factor authentication. This makes it harder for hackers to gain access & can alert you faster to failed hacking attempts.
- Don’t trust swingers you haven’t met. Troublemakers are now using fake AI images, voices, & chatbots. Keep your guard up even if they send you pictures. Those pictures could be from another couple that they tricked. Be careful when screening new swinger connections.
- Don’t click any suspicious email or web page. It could install a virus that will steal your data. When in doubt about anything, reach out to the person or website before making a risky click.
- Even taking all these steps, you will still be exposed if you submitted your info to any website/app which is hacked. Don’t store face pics or important information online to minimize that risk. When sharing that, you can use an encrypted messaging program that sends self-destructing photos like the Telegram app.
Advanced Swinger Security
You probably knew most of those security basics, so let’s discuss things you haven’t considered.
Tighten Acces Controls – Many of you are launching swinger podcasts, websites, Discords, Facebook groups, KIK groups, & and many other online resources. Make sure you lock down your access controls. If another account doesn’t need access to something, remove it. We want to minimize the number of doorways troublemakers can enter our systems and cause trouble.
Strengthen Your Weak Links – You are only as strong as the weakest account. If someone is lazy with their password, it can be easily hacked and used to trick others into being hacked. Help educate your lifestyle friends about privacy by sharing articles like this. A savvy swinger group is a great defense against hackers.
BlueTooth Has Cavities – Turn off your Bluetooth, especially if you go to a public event! When you do use Bluetooth, keep it in “hidden” mode. There are Bluetooth hacking apps available online. These apps will sniff out discoverable phones & steal all the user data. You only would know that your data usage spiked & your battery drained early. You might not care about troublemakers stealing your data, but they will also gain access to the messages & hot pictures your swinger friends sent you. Remember, our community is only as strong as the weakest account, so keep yourself & your friends safe.
Avoid Clouds – Turn off the cloud connections. Do not back up your swinger content to the cloud. Safer to store it on a physical device that internet hackers won’t be able to access. Keeping things out of the cloud will also help avoid your family & friends from stumbling across things as we are sharing more & more access to our cloud storage. That is not a photo slide show you want to appear at your next family party.
Removing Image Metadata – Our phones have great GPS tracking & they will plug that data along with a bunch of other stuff into our images unless we disable that feature. There is a good chance those “private” swinger pictures you took in your bedroom contain the GPS coordinates to your home. You can use an “EXIF metadata viewer” to see if your images contain this hidden data & then remove it. Thankfully many apps automatically remove the metadata for us but take a moment to be certain your images aren’t exposing your private address.
Phew! That’s a lot of scary things to think about. Before you become paranoid, talk with other swingers. These nightmare situations are rare. The swinger community is filled with so many amazing people having a great time. You can enjoy it too. Simply follow these precautions, and every few months, do a Google search about the latest ways to protect your swinger privacy.