Zoom has just implemented enhancements to add even more security than before. Not only that, but for the next 90 days, they will not be releasing any new features and will be focused only on securing the product even more.
Due to recent Zoombombing incidents, you may have heard that Zoom meetings are not secure.
However, because of these recent unwelcome meeting disruptions, Zoom has just implemented enhancements to add even more security than before. Not only that, but for the next 90 days, they will not be releasing any new features and will be focused only on securing the product even more.
Zoom now automatically enables a join password and a waiting room set up for all instant and scheduled meetings. They also require a password from someone trying to enter the meeting through the Meeting ID rather than the meeting invite link.
This massively reduces the ability of hackers to get in because they would need to 1) know the password and 2) be approved to join by the host in the waiting room before the meeting starts. You can read more on these enhancements HERE.
Zoom is not the only one taking Zoombombing seriously – the FBI has now taken matters into their own hands and declared it a federal offense. The price of participating in Zoombombing could either be a hefty fine, or even time in prison. Learn more about the FBI’s response HERE.
Even with all this in place, it is still important to take your security into your own hands.
Here are 7 quick tips on how to set up your Zoom meetings to make sure they are safe from unwelcome attendees.
1. Use a secure password for your Zoom account.
Make it long using numbers, symbols, upper and lowercase letters, don’t use obvious personal information, etc.
2. Don’t use the word Zoom in your username or email address that is associated with your account.
3. If you use a meeting ID instead of a link, make sure to use a randomly generated one.
Think about your personal meeting ID as your phone number – you wouldn’t share that on public platforms like Facebook or Twitter.
4. Don’t share your Zoom meeting details on public forums.
This is extremely important in keeping your meeting secure. Making the details public makes it easy for hackers to find, join, and share.
5. Disable video and audio of your participants.
You can manually give video or audio capabilities to a participant if you’d like them to share.
6. Set up a meeting registration.
Those that wish to attend the meeting can fill out the registration form with their contact details. From there, those registered can privately be sent the link and password to join.
7. Lock your meeting after it starts.
This prevents anyone else from joining.
These are only some of the many things you can do in Zoom to keep your meeting safe and secure.
Check out even more tips from Silicon Republic HERE.