We know the value of ZOOM, the popular video and audio chat conferencing platform. But we also know that trolls are eager to disrupt this easy-to-use communication tool. Zoombombing happens when some group gains access to a meeting and takes it over with racist and other ugly messages.
A video conference I was listening in on early Monday afternoon fell victim to zoom bombers, and their actions caused the webinar to shut down. The bombers won.
Thankfully, help is on the way.
- Don’t make meetings public. Zoom lets users make meetings private by requiring a meeting password or using a waiting room feature to control who’s admitted.
- Don’t share a link to the meeting on a public social media post. Send the link to people directly.
- Change the screen-sharing option in Zoom to “host only.”
- Ask people to use the latest updated version of Zoom.
- Ensure your organization’s telework policy addresses requirements for information security.