Ensuring Protection Of Your Home Porn Collection: Best Tips

There are few smart ways to conceal your digital porn collection. Of course, as regards old-school DVDs or CD-Roms, you have to stash these physical items around the house, but with photos and video files, there are many more options.

First of all, identify the possible threat. Who could possibly see it, and what would be the consequences? Your partner may not care about porn as much as you think. However, even if you live alone, there are possible downsides to mindlessly throwing the files in the “Documents” folder:

  • If you take the device for repairs, the tech support employee is sure to see your collection;
  • If your device is stolen, the criminal will see it;
  • If you permit a guest to access your device, they may see it too.

So what are the ways to ensure your secret folder is safe?

  • Store it deep in the file system. It is unlikely somebody will examine your system folders for no special reason. Protection is enhanced if the operating system lets you hide system folders.
  • Give it a misleading name. For example, name it similarly to the other system folders – System-32 or THREMBKUP. Rename all your porn files, but in such a way that you will still remember which is where.
  • Change file extensions. Naturally, you will have to change them back in order to open the files, but this way is guaranteed to prevent other users from finding your secrets through video or image searches. Move your files into folders according to the extension, and rename the batches (for instance, .jpg to .ert).  Additionally, you could bury the clues to the content, either in the folder name or in some file in it, or keep a private note elsewhere using a password manager.
  • Folder encryption. If you are sure somebody will intentionally search for your porn, you may resort to this stronger tool. This way, all your nasty folders and files will be in a locked password-protected file that is difficult to crack. You may use TrueCrypt for this purpose: once you have an encrypted container and a reliable password, mount it as a drive and move or copy the collection there, deleting the originals. Later, mount the container every time you need to access its content and dismount it when finished.
  • Streaming instead of downloading. When you use incognito mode or private browsing, your browser does not store any history or cached content from the websites you visit. The real problem here, however, is avoiding sites with malware. Hence, make sure you have a reliable antivirus installed.

Overall, when it comes to protecting your secrets, there are multiple tools at your disposal. Select the method that works best for you. Remember that carelessness may cost you a lot in the long run, so take precautions today.

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