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Don't Get Bombed using Zoom

So how can the average user prevent Zoom bombing during their private

business meetings? Here are a number of steps you can take to help secure your calls against unwanted intruders.

1: Don’t Use a Personal Meeting ID

Zoom users regularly use their Personal Meeting ID to conduct meetings on the platform, instead use a per-meeting ID which is generated at the beginning of every single meeting. Zoom itself offers a video walk-through on how to generate a random meeting ID which makes it less likely that hackers can access your call.

2: Enable the “Waiting Room” Feature

Zoom’s Waiting Room feature allows the owner of a Zoom meeting to see who is attempting to join the meeting before allowing them access. This adds another hurdle for hackers to get through in order to access private calls. to enable the Waiting Room feature go to: Account Management > Account Settings. Then click on Meeting, then click Waiting Room and enable the setting.

3: Disable Options “Join Before Host”

Disabling options such as “Join Before Host” and disabling screen-sharing for nonhosts, the remote-control function, file transferring, annotations and the autosave feature for chats all add to the security of call.

To disable these features, click on the gear-shaped Settings icon on the right side of the page after you log into Zoom. To disable screen-sharing, go to the host control as the bottom of the screen, click the arrow next to Share Screen then click Advanced Sharing Options. Click Who Can Share? and select Only Host.

4: Lock The Meeting Once All Users Have Joined

Once all users have joined the Zoom meeting, you can lock the meeting to outsiders by clicking the Participants List in the navigation sidebar, scroll down to More and click Lock Meeting to stop any more participants from joining.

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