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Navigating Anonymous Video Chat Platforms: A Guide to User Safety

Online video chat platforms are sure fun! As you may know, these platforms are widely available for those who want to communicate with others, no matter who they are and where they live. You can easily talk to someone who lives in Japan despite your location being so far away from the country.

These video chat platforms are able to make a user meet the others virtually using the same input. In this case, usually, it’s about interest. If you put a keyword like “cosplay” or “gamer”, chances are you’ll meet people who have the same interests. Other than interest, there’s a country name, which is usually what people use to talk with someone from a particular country.

As fun as it is, you need to understand that there are always some risks lingering on every corner. You need to take some safety measures in order to protect your own privacy in the video chat platforms. But first, let us tell you about something.

Streaming Is Best with a VPN

There are some popular video chat platforms that most people use, and one of them is Omegle. This platform has been around for a while now and is often used as a place where people can talk to each other and sometimes make content by pranking others with their ideas. In order to be more safe, make sure that your Omegle connection is routed through the VPN. That way, no matter how long you’d like to use the platform, you can always be safe, knowing that your private IP remains hidden.

Aside from using a VPN, there are also other safety measures you need to know, which you can see in the section below.

How to Be Safe on Video Chat Platforms.

1. Never share any personal information

When talking to somebody online, especially when you use video chat platforms, never share any of your sensitive data on the internet, even to the ones you’re familiar with. The reason for this is unless you equip yourself with decent protection, someone else from the outside can always see and hear what you say. When you blatantly expose yourself on the internet, you will be at a huge risk as anyone would know about your address and could you use it as a way to blackmail, scam, or troll you.

Of course, anyone wouldn’t want this to happen to their lives. There have been serious SWATING problems that even led to death. So to prevent any bad or worse things from happening, never share your private information on the internet ever.

2. Don’t click on links carelessly

Information that is distributed widely on various platforms is usually accompanied by links. Various official professional accounts also use links to provide guidance or CTAs to users.

However, we remind you to remain skeptical about links in messages or even email attachments. Naturally, now you may find it easier to trust an address or website name that looks convincing.

However, you also have to be aware of this because usually, the content of the website will actually harm you. There are various hacker methods and there are even those who create websites with a good and convincing appearance. Aside from that, be sure to enhance your phone security as well. Continue to be vigilant,  read in detail, and check the source the information comes from.

3. Create a strong password

Surely the password is something that you can easily remember or is close to you. As a result, you can assemble a password using information that is easily found on the internet.

Especially on social media which usually requires you to fill in your biodata completely and is also a place to share lots of things. So hackers can make easy predictions to penetrate your password.

So, make a password from words that are not easy to guess, but still make sense. Adding numbers or symbols would also be better for the password.

4. Have a copy of the backup codes

Nowadays, Google doesn’t just rely on two-factor authentication codes. They introduced backup codes for those of you who want to log in to your account on the website or smartphone.

So, these backup codes are created and saved to help you open your account again if a hacker attack occurs someday. So, it is better to save the code on an external drive (hard disk) or use a password manager application. This method is also useful if you want to enhance your social media security.

5. Check connected applications

Integration between applications makes it easier for you to carry out your activities, but you still need to pay more attention to it. There are some applications that don’t really need integration and you can revoke their permission.

Adopt a habit of always checking integrations and permissions between apps, this will help protect against malicious parties.

6. Know clearly the device you are using

Whether for work or personal life, maybe you have several applications or websites that you frequently use. Maybe Google’s various products, social media, or entertainment applications (Netflix, Instagram, WhatsApp, and video chat platforms) are the ones you use most often.

So, these applications definitely contain information about you, such as your biodata, where you came from, and through what device your account was accessed as well as your account login history.

With this information, hackers can attack you, you know. Therefore, check the security of your account access regularly. If you find strange activity such as a login location that is different from usual or a device that is not yours, then you must immediately change the password.

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