Video streaming has become popular on online platforms for both entertainment and business purposes. With the rise in this usage comes increased security risks.
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Stream grabbing & Re-Uploading
Your content could be stolen or copied by cybercriminals in order to generate views and get ad revenue.
In stream snipping, an online gamer exploits the information by watching a livestream of their opponent.
Overloaded Live Chat
Cybercriminals can post suspicious links in a live streamer’s chat to spread malware.
Cybercriminals can gain access to your online accounts using the personal information you shared while streaming online.
How can we avoid these risks?
- Hide portions of your screen while playing online games, like server names or chats (UI).
- Always use a dedicated email address to set up your streaming accounts.
- Create a strong password for your accounts using a combination of letters, numbers, characters and symbols.