5 reasons why you should not watch porn on your smartphone

Though there is no legal or moral aspect to viewing porn on smartphone, you must think about the technical aspects before you view it on your mobile phone.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016, 09:00 AM IST
5 reasons why you should not watch porn on your smartphone

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: With the penetration of internet mobile data in the Indian market, there has been a huge rise in watching porn frequently on smartphones.

Though there is no legal or moral aspect to viewing porn on smartphone, you must think about the technical aspects before you view it on your mobile phone.

Here are five reasons why you should not watch porn on your smartphone.

Ransomware

People who watch porn by making online payment are tracked by many fraudsters. This type of blackmailing is called as Ransomware. Sometimes when a person visits an unknown website, a new pop up window occurs on the screen and locks the computer. Following which, the person has to make some payment through online, then only he/she gets a password to access the computer. There is no guarantee that despite paying the amount your phone will be unlocked. It is like a double edged sword. So be very careful.

Child Pornography

Watching child pornography can put you in big trouble as hackers can easily store such porn material on your system. In such cases you can land up in jail as the evidence will only be against you. Many still can get away if they are doing it in cyber-cafe. However, there will be no relaxation on your smartphone. It is very easy for the enforcement agencies to track the source.

Online Hacking

There are many companies, which are on a daily basis tracking, so that they can know which type of advertisements they can post for you. Most of us have syncronised our banking services, e-mail IDs with our smartphones. It becomes very easy for cyber criminals to overpower your personal data through your mobile log in. However, by deleting cookies and opting for private browsing can save you from online hacking. But that too cannot ensure a sure safety measure.

Forced Or Unwanted Paid Services

Adult content providers all the times are looking for opportunity to activate unwanted services mobile phones such as chat, SMS, premium SMS, WAP, location, etc to push their content to mobile consumers. Sometimes these services get activated in the background without your knowledge while you open a porn site. You have to be very cautious about what services are activated on your smartphone.

Porn Ticker

Not only the service provider, but the apps one downloads and the people who are tracking the browser are in knowledge of your activity on mobile. This not only gives rise to security concerns but also dupes you at times. So when you are viewing porn on your smartphone. Porn tickers or fake version of mobile phone apps might appear on your smartphone. These face app could anything between gaming apps, health apps or entertainment apps. For all you know you might fall into their trap.