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See The New Zoom Update That Will Keep Zoombombing At Bay

Zoom is providing its users with a new update they would like as it keeps Zoombombing at bay. The videoconferencing company has been in the news a lot for security lapses and the company has committed to fixing them.

 

The update is going to be available from 9th May 2020. Zoom in a blog post says it will now require all users of its basic free-to-use service to have passwords for all meetings.

 

Zoom already made the videoconferencing app more secure with administrative options to disable personal meeting IDs for scheduling and starting meetings. This effectively stops anyone who discovers a personal meeting ID, from say the internet, from infiltrating a meeting they have not been invited to.

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Other security features in the update include the mandatory use of waiting rooms. Meaning meeting participants will be held until the meeting host is ready to start the meeting. This also is targeted at preventing unwanted guests from joining a Zoom conference.

 

Part of the update also means that screen-sharing can only be enabled for the meeting’s host. This forestalls any situation in which other meeting participants share their screen, potentially loaded with sensitive or inappropriate content, with the rest of the attendees in the case of Zoombombers.

 

Hosts also have the ability to mute participants as they enter into the call. This will help prevent chaotic audio scenarios of people’s microphones picking up their voices. This also means that people joining will create less distraction on the calls.

 

These options will be available in the update by default, meaning Zoom will launch as a more secure service. Users can, however, disable the new security features if they want.

 

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