In an increasingly networked world, your security depends not only on how seriously you take your privacy and security but how seriously the people in your networks take their privacy and security. Jabbakam Users can choose to create and participate in camera networks and can invite trusted contacts to join those networks in order to monitor, share and discuss camera footage.
The recent hacks into Gawker and Sony and countless other sites have a lot to teach us about Internet security. One of those lessons is that users often, and to their own detriment, reuse passwords – a big password security faux pas.
Whether you use Jabbakam for home surveillance, baby monitoring or in a neighbourhood watch scheme, maintaining a good online security hygiene is tantamount to securing your data. One way to create a more secure online environment is to use more complex passwords. An increasing number of experts are urging internet users to increase their password length from 6 up to at least 10 characters.
Jabbakam advises that you:
Do create a password that is at least 10 characters long and of a random nature. This can be done by using a combination of captial and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Dictionary words should not be included in this password.
Do not use your Jabbakam password on any other site or for any other account.
Do install a reputable anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam program on all of your computers and devices — including your mobile phone.
Do not click on links from untrusted sources whether in emails or on websites.
Do discuss password security with your network and camera contacts in your network forums.
Do not login to your Jabbakam account from an untrusted computer such as in an internet cafe — where spyware lurks waiting to capture your passwords with keyloggers.
There is some great advice online about password security. Have a look at what these bloggers are saying about it: