An attack through Chatroulette's servers on your computer, on the other hand, is not very likely.
However, hackers could potentially find your IP address when you use Chatroulette and could try to lead you to a site that will attack your computer.
Either way, if you want to be taken to a random location on Google Street View (in North America, Europe, Asia or Australasia), either by clicking a button or automagically after a couple of seconds, Map Crunch is the mash-up place to be.
Granted, it’s a silly little idea and site, but I still find it kind of mesmerizing, at least for a couple of minutes, to watch these random sceneries from all over the world pass by.
Any website could infect your computer with malicious code if a hacker penetrates its server undetected, but Chatroulette is not more vulnerable to an attack than any other website.
What would you, as a web app user, want to see in a stranger-to-stranger video chat service?
Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profiles.
This tab also allows users to write an 'about me' section about themselves, including languages they speak and their taste in music, movies, and games.
Flash's peer-to-peer network capabilities (via RTMFP) allow almost all video and audio streams to travel directly between user computers, without using server bandwidth.
However, certain combinations of routers will not allow UDP traffic to flow between them, and then falling back to RTMP is necessary.
Initially, the site only asked users to confirm that they are at least 18 years old and agree on terms to not broadcast any offensive or pornographic content. However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website.
The signup requires a username, email address, and password.