How to Prevent Zoombombing

How to Prevent ‘Zoombombing’

As Zoom’s user base has grown exponentially over the past few months, so have reports of ‘zoombombing.’ We recently posted some tips on how to secure your Zoom meetings, but would like to reiterate those tips and provide some new ones to help you combat potential breaches.

Access our previous post: “How to Protect Your Zoom Meetings”

Here are some critical steps you need to take to protect your next Zoom meeting:

  • Generate a new ID for each meeting. Do not use your default meeting ID.
  • Create a Waiting Room for all attendees and lock the meeting once all attendees have arrived.
  • Password protect your meetings to require a password for entering all meetings.
  • Require the host to be present before the meeting begins.

Here are a few more tips recently published in a New York Times article:

  • Don’t share your Zoom link or code on social media.
  • Set screen sharing to “host only.”
  • Turn off the annotation feature.
  • It may make sense to block private chats, turn off file transfers, and restrict custom backgrounds.
  • Disable “allow removed participants to rejoin.”
  • Make sure you’re running the latest version of Zoom

Please contact us if you need additional help securing your meetings.


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