ZOOM - Defend against video conference hijacking
Those who use Zoom's online video conference platform to host business meetings or online lectures are advised by the FBI to take some measures to prevent future hijacking attempts:
- Do not make meetings or classrooms public: In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private: require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
- Do not share Zoom conference links on public social media: Provide the link directly to specific people.
- Manage screen-sharing options: In Zoom, change screen sharing to 'Host-Only.'
- Ensure users keep their Zoom clients up to date: In January 2020, Zoom updated their software. In their security update, the teleconference software provider added passwords by default for meetings and disabled the ability to scan for meetings to join randomly.
- Lastly, ensure that your organization's telework policy or guide addresses requirements for physical and information security.
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