What You Should Know About “Zoombombing”

What You Should Know About “Zoombombing”

Using waiting rooms, passwords, muting controls, and limiting screen sharing are steps users can take immediately as a protection against “zoombombing,” malicious posts and attacks that unwelcome hackers insert into active Zoom meetings.  That advice comes from Zoom CEO and founder Eric S. Yuan in a post that appeared in Zoom’s blog on April 1, 2020.  Noting that Zoom use has ballooned overnight, Yuan acknowledged unforeseen issues that have arisen with the platform.  He announced additional steps are being undertaken to secure the platform, including a freeze on new features and a re-deployment of engineering resources to focus on trust, safety and privacy issues.
This 2-minute screencast demonstrates the immediate measures that you can take.  Look below the screencast for additional information.

Additional steps for securing your Zoom classroom are published in this guide, “Best Practices for Securing your Virtual Classroom” (March 27, 2020 by Ryan Gallagher).

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