Zoombombing is not unique to Zoom. Poor security practices can result in surprise guests on any platform. Below are a couple of tips to protect yourself:
- Do not invite the public. Only share your Meeting ID with people you want to join. If your ID is compromised, change it.
- Put a lock (or two) on your meetings:
- Our preferred method is to use the Waiting Room feature to control who we let in — and who we kick out. You can turn this feature on in your account online. (If you're an Administrator, make this the default setting for all your accounts. Don't forget to notify your team in advance of the change.)
- You can also require a meeting password to enter. (But we prefer the more elegant Waiting Room option.)
Remember to communicate the importance of security to your team. When people understand why it's essential to protect themselves, they're often more patient with the extra clicks and effort that security requires. Stay safe!
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