Just like there are rules to driving a car safely, once you get them memorized, they become second nature as soon as you pull out of the driveway.
Working to use the internet safely can become second nature, and then you won’t have to worry about whether or not your video chat is being recorded.
He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.
In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.
But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.
If I’m sure that a hacker is controlling my computer and I was online in my Skype account, in a video call to a friend.
Could hackers then see and save a video message during the recording?
In other words, can a hacker see my screen and record my video call with my friends and show our faces at the same time?While this does seem like a very specific scenario and a very specific concern, I want to address it because it’s a fine example of what a lot of people just don’t seem to realize, something that’s very important about the nature of hacking, malware, and compromised machines. If your machine has been hacked into or is compromised in some way, then a hacker could certainly record your Skype video calls. He can record your video, your audio, your keystrokes, your mouse movements, your screen; anything you do.But the problem here is that it’s much, much worse than that. He can copy your data, your history, your programs, your files, your emails, your pictures; anything on your machine.He can use your computer to send spam, or hack other computers, or spread malware, or hide his location, or do anything.And if he’s any good as a hacker, he can do almost all of what I just described without you noticing. That’s why people like me harp so hard on staying safe in the first place.As as soon as you say, “If I’m sure that a hacker is controlling my computer”, without going any further, I can tell you you’re screwed! That’s why we want you to keep your system up to date, run anti-malware scans, and so on. Avoid downloading and installing stuff you don’t need. Don’t open attachments that you aren’t 100% certain are safe. This is all stuff you already know or should already know. I know that it sounds overwhelming, but it’s completely doable and really, it doesn’t have to be a huge imposition.