But I don’t think there’s going to be a problem here. It includes software such as viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, scareware, and more.
The term was probably developed by people (like me) who didn’t want to keep writing out “viruses and spyware and adware and …” when writing about current internet threats.
Like a human virus, a virus makes the infected computer “sick”: it causes poor performance, crashes, lost files and data, or more.
Although not everyone on video chat sites are out to wrong you, some use these sites to attempt to blackmail other users.
Blackmailing people on video chat sites is called trolling and this is something you will want to be aware of before performing adult behaviors such as getting undressed in front of your cam.
Users are grouped by age — 13 to 17 and 18 and up — to prevent kids from inappropriately chatting with adults.
If these safeguards don’t work, users can easily report objectionable behavior to Video Chat Rounds and Facebook using one of several links.
We all do it: We use our computer, then we get distracted with something and just walk away. Stickley said such families are easy targets for webcam predators -- criminals like Luis Mijangos. So we set up an experiment using the Siegel family of New Jersey.