Monday, March 23, 2020

Tips for avoiding "Zoombombing"

As COVID-19 has necessitated increased use of telecommuting solutions, there have been instances of public Zoom meetings getting hijacked, or "Zoombombed," by malicious actors. Zoom has posted a blog with many helpful tips to prevent unintended access to your meeting and/or meeting controls.

The most important tip is to prohibit open access to the screen sharing feature during your meeting. You can disable this setting in your account profile:
  • Log into your Zoom account
  • Click the "Settings" tab on the left side of the screen
  • Search for "Screen Sharing"
  • Under "Who can share?" change the setting from "Participants" to "Host Only" (see screenshot below)
  • Save your changes

And when hosting a public meeting, do not use your personal Zoom Meeting ID. Create a separate meeting event for any link you share publicly.