Hackers could use video conferencing against you

Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Created: March 31, 2020 05:27 PM

With the recent surge in people working and learning from home - hackers have more and more targets to choose from. So how can you keep from becoming one?

Start by covering up cameras. Then, use your router's guest network for gaming consoles and the kids' phones.  Keep your work computer separate.


As far as videoconferencing goes - beware those invitation email links. Enter the meeting ID and passcode yourself.

Also, don't use an administrator account when doing anything online. Create a user account. It could help if you do accidentally click a malicious link.

Learn more about what you open yourself up to if you don't follow these tips, by watching Jerry Gretzinger's story and interview with John Briccetti, CEO of Troy Web Consulting.

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