#ValentinesDay: Love is blind, hackers are not
This Valentine’s Day, share your sensitive dealings, not your feelings
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day of love and letting yourself be vulnerable, even in the Information Age, where we’re so eager to share every detail of our personal lives with the world.
We post intimate details about our relationships on social media, we share our most private thoughts and photos, and we send sweet nothings via email and messaging apps.
This Valentine’s Day, PureSquare presents you all the ways you can, like love, be oblivious about the very real cyber dangers that exist.
What’s mine, is yours. And yours. And yours, too
Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air! It’s the perfect time to express your feelings to that special someone. And what better way to do that than by sharing all your personal information with them?
Yes, you heard that right. This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your heart away; give away your social security number, and credit card details too! After all, nothing says “I love you” quite like exposing your personally identifiable information to identity theft and online fraud.
An open letter. Very, very open
But why stop there? Why bother getting to know someone slowly and steadily? Take your oversharing to the next level by giving someone you’ve just met access to your email and text messages. They’ll appreciate being able to read all your correspondence, and you’ll feel closer than ever before.
Who needs privacy when you have love? And if you really want to show your vulnerability, why not share your deepest, darkest secrets with your new acquaintance? Like your passwords. After all, nothing says ‘trust’ like password swapping with a complete stranger! In fact, write it down on a post-it note and stick it on their forehead so it’s always with them.
The only virus I’ve caught is the love bug
Speaking of the power of love, don’t bother with antivirus software, your love will protect your computer from all the malware and viruses out there.
I clicked a link and I liked it
Of course, we can’t forget about the romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day. And what’s more romantic than a surprise malware attack on your computer or phone? So go ahead and click on that suspicious-looking link in the email from your secret admirer. It’s not like your personal data is important or anything.
In all seriousness, though, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and affection. But it’s also important to remember the importance of cybersecurity and keeping your personal information safe. So enjoy the day with your loved ones, but don’t forget to protect yourself online.
Happy Valentine’s Day from PureSquare!
Note: This blog is a work of satire
February 14, 2023