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The number of staff working from home is on the rise due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. For many businesses in South Africa, video calls are becoming an integral method of connection. Coworkers are using the calls for meetings, families for celebrating birthdays and friends for talking to something other than the blank wall at home.

Depending on the type of call you’re on, it could be at risk for “zoombombing.” The term is a reference to the online meeting platform Zoom but can apply to similar platforms like Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and more. It’s used to describe instances where the screen is hijacked to harass those tuning in and can involve spreading vulgar messages.

Here are simple some tips for you to keep in mind while using web conference apps:

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