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What is Zoom Bombing and How to avoid it?

Zoom Bombing
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Due to the coronavirus epidemic, Zoom’s user base has exploded. This brought security concerns and an irritating new habit known as “Zoom bombing”. Zoom bombing entails disrupting a digital conference by yelling obscenities, broadcasting pornography, and generally interfering with people’s ability to engage with coworkers, relatives, or others.

Despite its security flaws, one cannot blame Zoom fully, for the Zoom bombing trend. Internet trolls have been utilizing publicly posted meeting URLs, guessing meeting IDs, including using personal meeting IDs posted online as means to attend meetings without being invited. Zoom includes built-in measures to avoid Zoom bombs, and they’re all surprisingly simple to enable when setting up a new meeting. These measures won’t fully prevent the possibility of a bad actor crashing your Zoom session. But they’ll go a long way toward ensuring that the host has total power over what each individual in their meeting is allowed to do. You can follow the below two options to avoid bombing.

1. Avoid using personal meeting id.

Every Zoom user has a unique meeting ID, which you may think of as your mobile number. You can use your ID or create a randomized meeting ID when creating a meeting, and you should always produce a random meeting ID. When you start a new Zoom meeting, this screen will display. This gives allowance to Zoom bombers to contact you when they want. With an exposed meeting id on the internet, this is possible.

2. Secure with passwords.

Passwords must be enabled for anything more than a classroom, town hall, or lecture meeting. This does not necessarily apply to large-scale gatherings. Ensuring the security of the password, every invitee, upon receiving the invites, receives the password.

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