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Casual Adventurer

Can a hacker see my video call with my friend or record it? Anybody else can see it?

 

Please help

 

thanks

ll
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Routine Adventurer

Skype video calls are secure and you can be sure that the only people seeing the video stream are yourself and your partner and anyone else in the group call.

 

There are however cases where you might have downloaded malicious software to your computer that could intercept what you're seeing on your screen - If you believe someone is watching what you're doing, installing and keeping up-to-date an anti-virus program will help you get rid of any viruses; AVG provides a free service here: http://free.avg.com

 

Message 2 of 13 (51,211 Views)
Casual Adventurer

I have only my one person on my contacts, I use it only with them, can their contacts see me or hackers see what I do ?

ll
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Routine Adventurer

No, her contacts wouldn't be able to see you unless they were in a call with you(you would be able to see if they were in a call with you)

 

Hackers could only see what you do if you let them, to prevent that make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software

Message 4 of 13 (51,203 Views)
Casual Adventurer

Is it possible to hack my computer and "hijack" my cam so that the hacker can watch me ?

I cover my cam all the time but not when I use skype video chat.

ll
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Routine Adventurer
It's possible yes, but as long as you've got a good anti-virus program that is kept updated, you should be fine

If the webcam is built in and you're unable to turn it away from you, you can also disable it from your device manager(Start -> Device Manager) so that even unauthorized use is impossible with it being re-enabled
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Casual Adventurer

I'm not sure about my anti-virus program, I hope I didn't make a mistake by using skype to chat with my friend. It was my first time, I didn't know much about it and about safety.

ll
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Routine Adventurer
Chances are nobody was watching you. I'm sorry if I made you a little paranoid :p
Message 8 of 13 (51,185 Views)
Casual Adventurer

Yes I am paranoid, I checked my laptop after the call with a new anti-virus and it was clean.

Can you tell if someone hacked your computer before that ? Can the anti-virus scan tell if my computer was hacked 2 days before?

ll
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Power User

on the other hand, you can visit the link below for suggestions/instructions on how to disable or turn off Facebook Updates and/or Facebook Chat, remove Facebook contacts;

 

How to Turn Off Facebook Updates and Facebook Chat

 

 



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