Bitesize | Staying Safe on Virtual Valentine’s Day, with Cortex Insight

Dating apps and online dating have become the only options for finding love in a pandemic. Virtual dates over Zoom, Skype or Facetime have become the new norm, with any hope of a socially distanced walk cruelly taken from us due to the current Lockdown regulations. The only way to find a Valentine this year is to be struck by Cupid’s virtual arrow. However, although the internet and apps are the safest way to date at the moment, there are still a number of risks and dangers associated with them. When searching for your prince charming online you are always aware of catfishing and scams, but the other users are not the only thing you need to worry about. The apps themselves bring a number of dangers, with data breaches and unpatched vulnerabilities meaning that your data can very easily get into the wrong hands.

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