It’s Valentine’s Day, So Please Kids, No Sexting

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So, uh, did you get a phoner, honey?

Sounds like a nice public service announcement that needs some delicate violin music, huh? McAfee would like you to imagine that as they offer us all advice on sexting. Rather, why it’s not such a good idea.

Politicians, we’re talking to you.

The malware, antivirus software Einsteins have offered this snazzy infographic about the dangers of sexting (see after the jump). You know, they figure what with all the romance in the air, lovers may want to get jiggy with it, drop trow and take a selfie for that significant other.


According to McAfee’s survey, 96 percent of Americans have a smartphone. More than half have used said mobile device to take a quickie shot of their private parts and blast to someone. Because that’s how you keep interesting in the 21st century, I guess.

“With all the stories we’ve heard about intimate photos being leaked, it’s hard to believe people are still sharing their passwords,” Gary Davis, vice president of McAfee consumer business, said in a statement. “Ultimately, they’re increasing the risks of these photos becoming public and possibly jeopardizing their identity and reputation.”

Never mind the freakish, sex-offender trolls out there are looking for those pictures for their NAMBLA conventions. Never mind there’s this thing called break-ups, which can lead to Internet postings that last forever. And then, there’s this thing called not being stupid. Nonetheless, here’s the inforgraphic.

Happy Valentine’s Day.