With the onset of the pandemic, teachers, students, and employees have increasingly been using video conferences. And along with that, unscrupulous people have turned to hacking webinars. More and more, people’s data has been stolen. And unwanted participants have found ways to get into video conferences.
The good news is that you can and should protect your webinars. There are a few things you can do to keep your account safe:
- Use only proven and reliable sites
- Only send individual links to your members
- Do not allow shared links and passwords
Another way you can protect your data is using Two-Step Verification.
What is Two-Step Verification?
Two-step (two-factor) verification is a way of verifying your identity by asking you to enter two different types of data when you log in.
Simply put: to log in to any of your accounts, you need to confirm twice that you are you.
This is how it works: Usually, you enter your username and password when you log in. With two-factor authentication, there’s another step — you will need to enter a one-time code that comes by email, SMS, or another program.
Why is all this needed? Two-Step Verification gives an added layer of security to keep unauthorized users from accessing your account. Using this method, you can protect all your messages, materials, and other personal data from the prying eyes of strangers.
Plus, Two-Factor Verification notifies you of a hacking attempt. If you received a message with a one-time code, but did not log in, be warned: somebody tried to hack you. If that happens, it is best to change your password right away.
How do I enable Two-Factor Authentication in MyOwnConference?
At MyOwnConference, we’ve made it easy to protect your personal account.
1. Open your profile settings and activate the switch “Two-Step Verification”.