Secure your video call to keep COVID away
First thing first, could you really trust your partner? Have you been dating long enough? Have you ever met him before? Is he impersonating someone? Is he using someone else’s photos? Is he recording the call? Most of the time our video calls are compromised by the very person who we are calling, not by someone hacking to see the calls, which is considerably harder to do.
2. Dive in your application setting, in privacy. Which privacy issue you think has too much authority you could just disable it, especially the ones that say “Share data to enable better experience”, usually the application would use it for sharing our data to advertising or data company to use it for targeting ad. Next are people who could add us, we should set permission to add us before being on the friend list since someone could impersonate to be someone that we know of. Later we go to our operating system setting and look at the permission that the system allows for each app like location, pictures, camera, microphone (these 2 needs to open to make the call, otherwise you could not do it.) if you are okay with these settings then let’s move on.
3. Setting a password for anything that you can. Because sometimes others may access your app unwillingly and that could compromise your security so better be safe than sorry.
4. You’ve gone this far, but still, there is something very simple that could compromise your privacy which is your own face. By just hiding your face under a mask or completely off the camera view would prevent anyone who gets the hand of your video to identify with you. Another issue is the background. There are some internet detectives that could guess where you are just by the things in your room. If you have a Netflix subscription, you need to watch “Don’t F&*k with the cats” which is a movie like the documentary that chase after a psycho on the internet that murdered a cat. The internet “detectives” followed the killer internet trail and could be able to pinpoint the location of the killer simply by looking at the vacuum that killer used, which indicates that it came from Canada and was bought during a period of time. So keep that in mind that other people may be able to easily pinpoint your location from just the things around you, so clear your background and wear a mask, to be precautious.
by Kasintorn Honglawan
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