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By Stephanie Mlot February 14, 2014 08:00am EST
Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults send or receive intimate content, according to McAfee.
It's fine to document your steamy Valentine's Day with your new fling, but think twice if you're planning to snap a few risqué photos or record a video.

According to McAfee's 2014 Love, Relationships, and Technology survey, 54 percent of U.S. adults send or receive intimate content. Which is OK, except for those 46 percent of respondents who also share their passwords with another individual—basically handing someone the key to their private vault.

"With all the stories we've heard about intimate photos being leaked, it's hard to believe people are still sharing their passwords," Gary Davis, vice president of McAfee consumer business, said in a statement. "Ultimately, they're increasing the risks of these photos becoming public and possibly jeopardizing their identity and reputation."

To Davis's point, the study reported a whopping 70 percent of 18-24 year olds receiving sexually suggestive content—the largest percentage of all age groups. And as nearly half of respondents admit to storing intimate content they receive, there's no telling where those racy photos you sent as a cheeky birthday gift could end up.

Especially in the case of the 96 percent of American adults who trust their significant other with private information like passwords. According to McAfee's results, a quarter of respondents have taken their partner's mobile device to check on other content, like messages and photos.

Perhaps they are just looking for holiday gift suggestions or a mutual friend's phone number. No matter, the security firm suggests you don't share passwords or mobile codes with others, in an effort to secure personal data.

Also avoid using weak, easily identifiable passwords like birthdays, numbers in a row, or repeating numbers. And, like 73 percent of people surveyed, remember to change your password after a breakup, just in case the other party is even a little bit vindictive.

People are distributing more than sexual texts, though: 47 percent share email accounts, and 43 percent give away bank details like Valentine's Day Sweetheart candies.

For more details on how people share personal information in romantic relationships, check out McAfee's full infographic below.
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2453376,00.asp

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ok the nsa ....they have EVERYTHING ...right? I mean...cmon gang... they are downloading the ENTIRE internet...right???

then that means they have the worlds LARGEST collection of child pornography...right?

so why doesnt the gestapo bust in their doors and take away THEIR computers? hmmmm???

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