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.
I like to chat with someone who shows his or her face on a web cam, sometimes they even talk to me and I just input some characters for response, you can imagine how excited I am when I see a beautiful girl and chat with her online.
Once sign-in, you can active your web cam and microphone, add some friends and send them private messages, you can whisper to someone on the public room, and you will also have your own chat room.Go to Chatablanca Chatroulette lets you find and chat with strangers with text or voices, you can chat with a stranger till one of you quit the chat.The strangers are all random, and no name or registration enquired. 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.