Protect your Zoom Sessions from Unwanted Guests! How to Avoid “Zoombombing”
Dear Zoom Users,
As the use of Zoom surges on a global scale due to increased remote working, a known problem is that of “Zoombombing” - when uninvited attendees break into a session and disrupt meetings.
Several steps have been taken to combat this issue and protect sessions. On March 27, Zoom applied a global change which set the default for meetings to allow only the host to present. Hosts can still adjust this to allow participants to present within a specific meeting.
UIC followed up with further changes on March 31, applying a password to all previously-scheduled meetings, and requiring all meetings going forward to include passwords.
Even with passwords set, zoombombing can still occur if the meeting invitation is forwarded, so participants should be reminded to keep the meeting information private to minimize the likelihood of disruption.
You can learn more about ways to protect your Zoom session at: answers.uillinois.edu/uic/zoom-protection
To ensure security vulnerabilities are addressed as soon as possible, please also be sure to allow the Zoom client on your devices to update itself when prompted.
For questions, please reach us at LTS@uic.edu.