Lately, a large percentage of people have been using video conferencing apps to adopt to the new circumstances brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. Video conferencing apps can have security concerns and there’s the risk that the person you’re talking to will be unaware of your video call. However, there are some apps that do provide features to limit unwanted visitors from being able to see you. Stick to these tips no matter which video conferencing app is your preference. They are almost always the same.
- VPNs are a proven way to protect your privacy and make sure that your data is secure, even when you’re on the go.
- Most video conferencing apps also allow you to protect your calls by setting a password. This can be very useful in ensuring that only people that are invited can participate in a call. Remember to choose a password that does not include personal information such as your last name. It should also be complex, with details that are hard to guess.
- If you’re sharing video calls with specific people, you can also lock other participants.
- Depending on your situation, you may want to move or restrict the placement of photos on shelves. However, you still can find an option in apps that will provide relief from potential sneak peaks at personal items. For example, Zoom has virtual backgrounds in its video settings while Skype has a toggle switch that blurs what’s behind you.
- Before using “shared screen” clean up the browser tabs by closing them and hiding conversations.
- Before you start using a new app, make sure you know everything about it. Look for details about video calls, how your account data could be used, and who can join your calls. Also be sure to read up on all of the security protocols and procedures in case there are any problems.
- You’ll need to know exactly where the data associated with the video conferencing app is stored on your device, especially if you’re dealing with confidential data.
- All apps should be up to date, as well as any devices that run them, in order to get the best protection against any security vulnerabilities.
Author: Vlachogiannis L. George