More than half of users know their partner’s password, which can represent a risk to the privacy of digital life and personal data.
In digital life, romantic relationships have moved to the web and screens, making privacy boundaries less visible as people share their personal information with others without any kind of protection, especially when it comes to their love.
A study by Kaspersky shows that, for example, one third (25%) of Chileans are willing to share their passwords with their partners as proof that they have nothing to hide, And even more than half (54%) know the password to your partner’s mobile device, thus improving both of your digital lives.
When everything is good in a relationship, it may seem like a test of love to build trust, but in terms of privacy and cyber security, it is considered a risky habit for both the relationship and digital life.
Risks in digital life?
Furthermore, experts warn that the risk increases after a breakup or fight, as a broken or angry heart can lead to revenge and loss of information, identity theft and even digital harassment.
“Sharing access codes to your personal accounts, such as social networks, or mobile devices for ‘love’ with your partner is a way of overstepping each person’s privacy boundaries and not only protects from building a healthy relationship, but “Anything that prevents us from adopting safe digital habits and forces us to reveal personal information that can be misused,” he commented. Isabel Manjarez, Security researcher in the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis team,
As part of the Day of Love and Friendship, Kaspersky offers lovers 4 tips to protect their online privacy and digital life:
- Establish boundaries on your digital privacy from the beginning, Every person has unique limits on the amount of information they want to share with their partner, especially when it comes to their digital lives. To do this, it is important that they maintain an open dialogue in which both can put on the table what they feel most comfortable with, whether they are willing to limit access to their online lives and how they approach it in terms of cybersecurity. How can we keep it safe? This will help strike a balance between transparent and honest relationships and maintaining a secure digital life.
- Do not share passwords. Above all, your personal accounts. Surely, there will be some profiles that they share, such as streaming, but it is important to define what will happen to them in the event of a breakup. Your ex-partner having access to your Instagram profile, private messages, and photos can be dangerous to your integrity and identity.
- Be careful with sensitive information, Someone with whom you have a romantic relationship may turn out to be your ex. For this reason, it is advisable to be cautious before sharing sensitive information, such as photos or videos of intimate content, to prevent it from being used for negative purposes.
- Have a reliable cyber security solution Like Kaspersky Premium on your device, Which informs the presence of stalkerware programs aimed at invading privacy, in addition to protecting against threats such as malware and viruses.