Webcam Sites and your safety
Porn and webcam sites have become widespread for today’s online users.
A few decades ago, sexual content was censored so much that you could only find it in magazines at the backend shelves in stores.
Today, the internet has made sure that porn is available at the click of a button.
Many webcam sites (like LiveJasmin) provide all sorts of entertainment imaginable to the avid fan.
All these come at different subscription fees as well as a free platform where you can enjoy time with the models without having to log in to the site. However, with the ever-increasing amount of pornographic material on the internet, it is important that users learn to stay safe while on such sites.
There are many suspicious characters lurking in live webcam sites, hidden behind fictitious usernames. Such attackers can take your personal data, or your whole identity, and cause you many sleepless nights holding your personal information for a payoff.
Here are some basic tips for staying safe when using webcam sites that every user should know;
Go with the known sites
One of the biggest favors you can do yourself is not clicking on every link that comes your way on any porn site.
Some sites usually spam pages with plenty of pop up messages, ads, which can lead to really strange places.
Sometimes during your free chat session, you might find seems to be interesting links posted by other users.
These are to be ignored. There is no need to follow every link and discover later that your system picked up some malware, or you’re redirected to a phishing site.
See what the reviews say
The best way to find out about any product on the internet is to check customer reviews and see what people have to say.
Doing the same with your porn sites is a prudent move that will keep you out of trouble. Scroll through
a few reviews and see what people recommend and what websites have bad reviews.
Watch out for certain red flags
One way to prevent yourself from falling prey to identity thieves on the internet is watching out for websites with the clunky operation and other such problems. Some websites providing such services to users are traps to lure them into giving up their information.
In such cases, the website most likely has a wonky user interface. There is no HTTPS connection, no terms, and conditions subpage. Or another thing, if just only a few cam-girls working on the webcam site, should also raise some suspicion as well as bad camera feeds, or seemingly loop videos instead of live feed.
These are cues that it is time to get out of the cam-site.
Choose a username that keeps you anonymous
No one should use a too-revealing username that could point to their real name, or could reveal his real identity. There are a lot of free OSINT tools, that may help trace back the person behind the username. Crooks also know this!
I don’t know why, but most people don’t really like to take the time to choose a proper username or password, in order to protect their online identities. Therefore, the passwords that are easily crackable and usernames can be connected to the real person behind them relatively easily. So be smart, select your username wisely!
The first thing that users ought to be careful about when it comes to their anonymity online is their username. A shortened form of your name or your pet’s name are two prime examples of bad ideas for a username. The idea is to combine alphabetic and numeric characters to come up with a unique username. You are better off going by your favorite superhero’s name if you can’t come up with anything off the top of your head.
Once you have a username that is totally disconnected from your real identity, you can now move on to forge a password that is just as strong or even stronger. A good password should include at least ten characters mixed in random fashion between letters, numbers, and special characters. It should be nothing as obvious as your birthday or any significant dates in your
This way, even sophisticated software will have a hard time cracking that wall.
Things that you say
You should never share your real identity (like your real name, age, and address, or personal contact info) with a webcam girl before you know her well.
Lastly, always use updated software on all your devices
Software updates always come with modifications, some we like and some we have to learn to live with.
Either way, such updates always come with bug fixes and better security options, which keeps you safer on the internet. Ignoring new versions of your browsing software may be the reason you are victim to a phishing scam.
Pro-tip: You can use a secure payment method that never reveals your real identity.
Staying safe on the internet is no easy feat. Hackers and malicious users are always devising new ways to break through your defenses.
This includes tech advancements and of course outwitting unsuspecting users and leading them to traps. As you apply all these, remember never to share personal information online.