With remote work being the current solution for several nations all across the world, work styles have definitely changed. One major change we have witnessed in recent times is the increase in the number of employees working from home via web conferencing services, however, it comes with its own risks. See Risks with web conferencing amid the coronavirus pandemic:
1. Screenshot malware: One possible risk with web conferencing tools is screenshot malware. Most companies have resorted to web conferencing without putting this into any consideration. In several cases, workers are even ordered to work from their personal, unmanaged devices, with the IT department doing nothing to highlight the risks associated with such a move. If a device is infected with malware that takes a screenshot from time to time, these shots get uploaded to a remote server eventually and attackers can feast on them.
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2. Accidental screen sharing: Since several workers also use web conferencing tools for virtual get-togethers with their buddies and loved ones, it is a potential risk for your business. Screen sharing can happen mistakenly and we all know that when it gets into the wrong hands, that is a recipe for disaster.
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3. Web conferencing portal spoofing: Another potential risk is the increase of spoofing websites that imitate well-known web conferencing sites. If you do not know, they are set up to actually distribute malware to unsuspecting visitors. They simply launch an InstallCore installer that will attempt to install potentially unwanted 3rd party apps or malicious payloads depending on the attacker’s plans.
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