No, no, my nude photos haven’t leaked. There are no nude photos of me.Thank God. Well, maybe in the photo collection of my mom’s my sister is now curator of. From a very long time ago, when I was quite young, taking a bath with my brother. If we have siblings, we all have one of those.
Recently, there’s been a spate of celebrities having their nudies leaked on the internet because some hackers felt it was worth their time to breach the security of the Apple iCloud accounts held by these people.Jennifer Lawrence. Beyonce (what’s left to see that hasn’t been seen?) Vanessa Hudgens. Kim Kardashian. And more.
Do the hackers get paid by someone when the photos go online? Who pays them? Or do they do it for the challenge, and they like nudies, and they’re just plain mean, and they like to harbor thoughts in the back of their minds like, “I could face prosecution and jail time for leaking those nude photos of (insert name of sexy female celebrity here.) Ooh, I like that.”
This has been happening for years. It’s going to keep on happening. There’s only one thing to stop it. I know it will sound cruel to those addicted to electronic devices. But here it is:
DON’T PUT PHOTOS THAT YOU DON’T WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE ON A NETWORK CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT FAMOUS.
It’s that simple.
–Take them with a regular camera and not a phone. They still make cameras not attached to phones.
–Download them to places that you don’t keep on your computer like flash drives and portable hard drives.
–Do this before you use the camera again. Then immediately delete them from the memeory/flash card in case you lose the camera.
I’m not going to say don’t take nude photos. If that’s your thing, fine. I’m sure they’re intended only for your significant other. Of course, they are.
It is a crime to hack accounts and steal data. But there is no such thing as a hacker-proof network. As soon as new technology is developed there’s a computer geek happily accepting the challenge of breaking the codes. And while we should be able to safely put what we want where we want so only people we want can find it, reality dictates otherwise.
It’s like if you don’t want your car stolen, don’t leave it unlocked, running with the keys in the ignition. (Someone who gave me a ride home once when I was in college did that. The owner and his friends came up to my place for what was supposed to be a minute. The car was stolen, but found undamaged the next day. Turns out a couple of my deviant friends took a little joy ride in it. True story!)
I know I’m blaming the victim here. There are many cases where a person doesn’t do anything to become the victim. But the case of hacked accounts and leaked nudies, you know the risk exists, especially if you’re famous. And sexy.
Unless you want it to happen and your initials are KK.