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How to Keep Porn Sites from Destroying More than Your Socks

Some things in life are considered poor taste to be discussed in mixed company. But we want to strongly encourage all of you to practice safe sex in all situations: even with yourself!

Porn sites are a huge source of malware and phishing schemes. Here are a few porn site safety tips,  so listen up for the closest thing we’ve got to a digital condom.

 

In general

  • Don’t download: There are so many streaming opportunities that you shouldn’t ever have to. Downloading is opening up every opportunity for little slices of code to be snuck into whatever it is you think you’re getting. And much like real STDs, once you’ve invited one in, it can be very stressful and time-consuming to get them out. We recommend XVideos, XHamster, Redtube, Pornhub, and YouPorn, or open up an untracked/private window in your browser and just google your fetish of choice.
  • Don’t sign up for pay-sites, or anyone that wants more info than a basic name and email. This one could be disagreed upon, since there are many legitimate adult entertainment sites out there. But if you give away your payment info, there is always a chance that someone will take you for all you’ve got from 3000 miles away, and you’ll have to fight your credit card company to get it back. Not a fun day.
  • Don’t click ads: If you’re already going to a porn site, that’s where the real stuff is. Anything else will just try to lead you to malware, or at best, a paid site. Keep in mind, ads only exist to get your money or your personal info. Otherwise, they wouldn’t pay to host them.
  • Ad-blockers are your friends: We recommend AdBlockPlus, or search your browser’s web store for a similar popup blocker. Sometimes clicking a link can lead to a popup spawning instead of the actual page, so be aware!
  • If you do sign up for a porn site, use a password drastically different from your usual favorites. Just in case they wanted to try your email/password combo on say, eBay or Amazon, don’t make it easy for someone to use your accounts by using your default password.

 

For a PC

  • Have a backup system in place! We’re a bit of a broken record around here, but nobody does it, and everyone eventually regrets it. Set up an automatic backup, so that when the day finally comes for you to nuke-&-pave, you’ll be ready with everything that you need to hang on to.
  • Have an antivirus software running with a firewall in place. This is the condom of the internet. It won’t solve all your problems, but it can save you from a hell of a lot of trouble.

 

For a Mac

  • Update your software regularly. Fun fact: many vulnerabilities are actually through third party software like Flash and Java that are easier to hack into than your mac. Keeping all your third-party applets patched and up to date is a good way of keeping your system as secure as possible. So try to not ignore the updates when they pop up.
  • Same goes for iOS. Update it when it asks you to. Often, the updates have to do with patching a hole that someone has exploited already, because Apple is pretty quick on the uptake. If you don’t do so already, setting everything up to check for updates automatically will keep your system secure with little effort on your part.

 

For your phone

  • Save the hassle of videos altogether and google porn gifs in your web browser.
  • Follow porn/NSFW blogs on Tumblr and view them on the Tumblr app.
  • Or search around for video sites that have mobile editions. It’s very hard to get malware on your phone, so just avoid downloading any sort of files.

So there we are.

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Bunnie Lee
Bunnie says:

That’s true! And thank you.
I’m glad the ladies are enjoying it so far. ;)

Jason Murphy says:

I like the image posted and the article is pretty cool too. More stuff like this please

Angela Borje says:

I don’t see guys responding to this post….very unusual but probably useful, definitely funny

Ashley Summers says:

Ha ha…funny…but very educational. I’ll share this with my male co-workers

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