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"Victim blaming" is one of the many misunderstood concepts in infosec.

Isn't victim blaming: "If you spend more on coffee than IT security, you'll be hacked"

Is victim blaming: "If you spend more on coffee than IT security, you deserve to be hacked"
If you send nude pictures, there's a good chance they'll end up on the public Internet. The person you send them to may get hacked, may share them with other people, or worse, save them until next year when you have a falling out with that person and the publish them.
Nude pics are the gold of the Internet. Virtually all of the gold ever mined by humans in history is still in circulation, because it's never just thrown away. Even when humans attempt to throw it away in burials, the graves get robbed, often by archaeologists.
Trying to explain this isn't "victim blaming".
Saying they "deserve" this is victim blame. Saying you won't help somebody impacted by this, because they should've known, is victim blaming. Saying they were immoral for taking nude pics is victim blaming.
This comment makes a good point: there's also a difference between saying this before hand vs. after the fact. When said after-the-fact, "you shouldn't have done this", victim blaming is often the unspoken subtext.
I say "subtext" here because sometimes the subtext isn't victim blaming, but more "I told you so" or "here's what not to do next time". Before jumping down somebody's throat calling them a "victim blamer", clarify the subtext.
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