Zoom – new security features added
The sudden surge in the use of the Video conferencing app Zoom, has led to major security issues; one of them being ‘Zoom bombing’ – where an uninvited guest suddenly joins your meeting or chat.
We would recommend, as with anything, in order to keep your security more intact, do not download the app; use it in a web browser instead. Also, beware of emails pertaining to be from Zoom; they are designed to steal your information.
Zoom now has three new features that you need to know about and should be using to increase your security:-
If you don’t have a password, you are not safe. This is where ‘Zoom bombing’ comes in. You should now have a password for all new meetings, previously scheduled meetings and any using a personal meeting ID.
Zoom has a feature called ‘Waiting rooms’. This is now turned on by Zoom as default and although it may mean that it can take slightly longer to enter a meeting, the security benefits are worth it.
Screen Sharing Privileges
Screen sharing privileges are now controlled by the host only as default, which avoids anybody sharing offensive or inappropriate images etc.