An announcement yesterday revealed Messenger had paired up with KLM airlines, so now the app can be used for checking flight information such as check-in reminders, flight status updates and even customer service queries.The instant messaging app has already shaken things up with gif search and secret basketball games, but now it hopes to excite users with a new video chat feature.
While this does seem like a very specific scenario and a very specific concern, I want to address it because it’s a fine example of what a lot of people just don’t seem to realize, something that’s very important about the nature of hacking, malware, and compromised machines. If your machine has been hacked into or is compromised in some way, then a hacker could certainly record your Skype video calls. He can record your video, your audio, your keystrokes, your mouse movements, your screen; anything you do.Or if you want to see the person you’re chatting too, but not enough to see their face fill your phone in glorious technicolour the whole time.Or if you want to see them, but you hate the sound of your own voice (that’s not really how I sound, right? If I’m sure that a hacker is controlling my computer and I was online in my Skype account, in a video call to a friend.Could hackers then see and save a video message during the recording?