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We're reminding the public to be vigilant when using video conferences apps after two incidents of 'Zoom-bombing' have been reported in recent weeks.
This is where uninvited guests are able to join the virtual chat sessions and hijack them - in one incident reported a yoga session was joined by an unknown person who displayed indecent images of children to the group.
The stream was quickly closed down, but this can understandably be shocking for those within the conference. In this instance the joining instructions had been publicised online.
Zoom, and other video conferencing apps, have a number of safety features you can use to stop unknown or unwanted persons from joining your conference and sharing inappropriate or illegal material. These include;
UK police forces with reports such as these are working with the National Crime Agency to identify links between offences, and to identify and protect the children involved.