Dear Miss Jennifer Lawrence,
I would like to offer you my support after, recently, some of
your very intimate photos were published without your consent.
It's a pity that you've been thrown so harshly into the world
of consequences of the lack of any culture of information
security, lack which permeates throughout the society from
government level to individual level.
I hope that you'll find support in my message, and you'll
continue to be the same beautiful woman and talented actress.
There is no reason why you should be otherwise. Choose to stand
up to what life throws at you and, if you learn to ride the tide,
you will forge and control your own future.
Hopefully, this event will leave you more experienced, but
will also empower you so that you can continue to live your
personal life as you see fit, accepting to be photographed in any
way you want, and simply ignoring those who want to dictate your
choices. Please do not allow this event to change your vivid
personality which translates into your emotional and outspoken
Here are a few basic security tips that you should keep in
mind from now on:
Treat information security as you treat locking a house
or car, that is, don't ignore it.
Never take intimate photos with a phone, or with any
device which has a network connection with the outside world.
Disable (forever) the wireless communication on photo
cameras that you use for taking intimate photos. Some have an
"airplane mode" which must be set on.
Do not ever store intimate photos online. Deleting them
afterwards doesn't protect you.
Do not watch intimate photos on smart TVs (because they
have network connections).
Keep intimate photos only on a computer which is never
connected to a network, and is fully encrypted (since it could
be stolen); disable the wireless network of this computer.
(both based on TrueCrypt) can fully encrypt a computer's entire
storage memory; ask someone to help you set it up.
Always cover your web cameras. It's best to tape over the
ones from laptops, TVs and game consoles, and use an external,
mobile camera when you need. Simply not taking intimate photos
of yourself is not enough anymore, as it happened in the case
of Miss Teen USA.
Never give to someone else the memory card which was in
the photo camera that was used to take intimate photos. After
you finish taking intimate photos during a day, fill the card
with other photos or movies, or connect it to a computer and
fill it with large files.
Never allow other people to take intimate photos of you
with their photo cameras. Even if they show you that they have
deleted the photos, the photos can be retrieved later.
Do not hesitate to ask people in the know about computer
and information security advice.