How secure is your web meeting?

Online financial fraud and the WebRTC preventative?

WebRTC may not be the cure to cybercrime but it may become a dominant preventative to a new wave of criminal behaviour. WebRTC is regarded as the most secure VoIP and way of communicating through our computers. Completing online purchases with your card details could and will, come with less risk. The likes of Snapchat have built services on top of their current service for money transfer, based on WebRTC.

Cybercrime is the use of a networked device, such as a computer, to commit a crime. A cybercrime does not always involve money but is often the common motive. Other motives include: viruses, accessing and distributing sensitive business information and identify theft.

The Telegraph recently reported cyber crime costs the world economy a staggering $445bn per year. A substantial amount which can affect all of our lives but it also demonstrates how vulnerable we, as end users can be to online fraud, if our details are acquired by the wrong people. Taking the correct precautions will not be enough if the services you are using to make transactions are breached by hackers. Well known services such as PayPal are known for using secure methods. However, a WebRTC enabled product will provide substantially added security.

What does a web meeting and WebRTC have in common with cybercrime?

Online meetings can be a prime target for hackers looking to gain access to meeting areas with sensitive information. In general VoIP has a reputation as a secure method of communication. However, as technology continues to advance so do the skills and capabilities of ‘hackers’. WebRTC, the new type of VoIP is recognised to be the most secure form of instant communication improving on the current and sometimes dated VoIP methods.

Knowing there is a more secure way of holding your meetings, we aren’t saying your meetings aren’t currently secure, can drive the adoption of a web meeting solution, saving both time and money. Additional measures can be taken, on top of WebRTC, to ensure your meetings remain secure. Measures such as a waiting room feature ensures there is an extra barrier to joining a meeting. All attendees wait within a designated area prior to entering the virtual meeting.

Additional features, such as attendee information and welcome tones, within a meeting room can ensure the meeting host understands who is in the meeting and can decide whether or not attendees are required to leave, or if the meeting should end. WebRTC helps prevent people from hacking into the meeting and gaining access to information they have not been given rights to. Web meetings have become an extremely secure method of communicating with one another, regardless of the sensitivity levels of the information being communicated.

Bluetooth, which is currently outdated and used in a limited manner, demonstrated to us how hackers could interfere with a mobile device and make unwanted calls. Such instances could occur without the correct security processes in place. WebRTC and the correct functionality within your meeting will ensure meetings remain secure. Allowing only the wanted attendees join the meeting and access sensitive information.

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