Breaking up has become harder in the age of the Internet and social media, as many former spouses, partners, boyfriends and girlfriends now seek digital revenge.
Many people take digital revenge by posting fake messages on the ex's social media, or even posting intimate photos and messages for everyone to see. Some people even go to great lengths to destroy their ex's reputation.
Here are some tips you can to protect yourself when it looks like you're headed for a break-up, according to Fox News.
First, change the passwords for all your social networking accounts. If your ex knows those and gets in first, he or she can change your passwords and block you out. A vengeful ex could then start posting nasty things under your profile.
Once the breakup is official, go into your Facebook and Twitter accounts and block the ex. This will avoid your ex from posting on your profile.
If your ex knows the passwords for any of your email or financial accounts, be sure to reset those. Set a new password or PIN code for your computers and gadgets. Make sure the app includes a tracking feature that allows you to remotely wipe information if either is stolen.
Remember to create strong passwords and avoid using words and numbers that you used during the relationship.
Delete any revealing photos, intimate text messages and email from your computer and gadgets.
If you share a computer with your partner, transfer your personal photos, music and important project files to an external hard drive or a private cloud-based storage account. Then permanently erase it from the machine.
And it will be good for both parties - for security and emotional reasons - to end things amicably.