When OnlyFans first appeared, it shook up adult entertainment by allowing content creators to directly cash in on their explicit content via a monthly subscription. This online platform quickly grew in popularity for letting creators and subscribers indulge in their passions.
However, as this social media platform continues to grow, many concerns about the safety and privacy of the OnlyFans website have started to emerge.
OnlyFans is a legitimate social media platform, making it as safe as other social media sites on the market. However, even the most widely used social media platforms come with specific dangers if you’re not careful. Since an OnlyFans subscription also involves money, the risks only increase.
Still, the OnlyFans creators and users are pretty protected in terms of their digital and personal safety. With this in mind, let’s explore OnlyFans security features in more detail.
How Is OnlyFans Safe for Adult Content Creators?
OnlyFans creators face a few safety and privacy risks on this platform, mainly concerning copyright infringement and unauthorized access. Here’s how OnlyFans keeps its content creators safe.
Personal Data Encryption
Data breaches happen all the time on the internet. To prevent a devastating data breach, the platform requires each content creator to verify their identity before accessing their OnlyFans account. This way, the platform prevents unauthorized users from accessing OnlyFans accounts.
All the personal information the platform collects is encrypted using the best encryption software and stored in a separate server. As a result, the company reduces the risk of security breaches.
Financial Information Security
All financial information, including bank account information for payouts, is processed and stored by third-party payment processors. The processors that OnlyFans has partnered with are all Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. This means they can accept, process, and store financial information in a secure environment.
Extra Security Measures
As an additional measure against hacking, OnlyFans allows content creators to use two-factor authentication to lock down their accounts. With two-factor authentication, the content creator logging in to their OnlyFans account must enter an SMS code or another verification code before accessing their account.
Intellectual Property Protection
Unfortunately, many OnlyFans content creators have to deal with stolen content. These leaks usually happen when OnlyFans subscribers acting in bad faith screen-record specific OnlyFans content and share it to other platforms.
The platform lets content creators watermark their OnlyFans videos to combat this issue. Since this exclusive content is behind the OnlyFans paywall, the company also has a dedicated copyright infringement team to issue takedown notices to third-party websites sharing their content illegally.
Sadly, not all OnlyFans users behave appropriately toward adult content creators. For this reason, the platform offers restrictive tools to each OnlyFans creator. Using these tools, the account owner can:
- Disable comments on their posts
- Prevent multiple users from sending them messages
- Block users
- Make their OnlyFans account private
How Is OnlyFans Safe for Subscribers?
Although OnlyFans subscribers face fewer security risks than content creators, they deserve equally effective safety measures. Let’s see how the platform keeps its users safe.
Bank Account Information
Most OnlyFans users worry about a data breach involving their bank account information. To prevent malicious characters from misusing the credit card on file, the OnlyFans account only displays the last four digits of the card and its expiration date. So, even if someone manages to gain access to this online account, it won’t do them much good as they can’t use the credit card information outside of OnlyFans.
Still, like all internet users, OnlyFans subscribers should be wary of hacking attempts. Hackers frequently use phishing links to gain access to online accounts, and OnlyFans accounts are no different.
Personal Safety Protection
OnlyFans doesn’t have a built-in two-factor authentication feature for subscribers as it does for content creators. Still, users who want to ensure maximum protection for their OnlyFans accounts should install a third-party app like Google Authenticator. This way, they will ensure no unauthorized individuals get ahold of their personal information.
How to Stay Safe on OnlyFans?
Although owning an OnlyFans account is relatively safe for content creators and users, it’s always best to err on the side of caution.
Here’s how content creators can build on the existing security features and protect their personal information:
- Use a separate bank account for your earnings from creating content
- Block other users who are problematic
- Use a stage name
- Use a strong password
- Never share your password with anyone
- Watermark all your explicit content
As for OnlyFans users, they can do the following to remain anonymous and protect their safety:
- Use an anonymous email service like ProtonMail
- Employ two-step authentication
- Use antivirus software
No Such Thing as Too Much Safety
As you can see, OnlyFans is as safe as any other major social media or cloud storage platform. Still, there’s no such thing as being too careful. So, both OnlyFans creators and users should implement all measures at their disposal to avoid being affected by hacking attempts, data breaches, and other privacy risks.