Zoom, the video call and videoconference tool, has been at the centre of the controversy over several deficiencies in terms of privacy and security, so much so that some organizations have stopped using it.

One of the phenomena that has recently spread is the so-called…Zoom bombing, which has targeted above all the group video lessons of schools and universities, with uninvited users breaking into meetings disturbing them until forcing them to do so.

It was the company itself that published, following the increasing reports of accidents of this type, a handbook on how to defend against accidents of this type and activate the protections for their video conferencing and videolesson.

Let’s see some tips on how to keep your Zoom meetings safe.

1. As a security precaution for a video or video conference, it is advisable to use a random ID for the meeting, generated automatically and randomly, and not your own Meeting ID.

2. Then, protect the meeting with a password: create a password and share it only with students or colleagues helps to ensure that only those who have to attend can access the lesson or virtual meeting. You can also request registration at the meeting.

3. The meeting host, for example the teacher, has the possibility to disable the video or silence individual participants, so as to avoid confusion or inappropriate or disturbing behaviours.

4. Enable the waiting room. The waiting room in Zoom is exactly what it means: a virtual waiting room for virtual meetings, where people \’s stay before they enter the meeting. Meeting hosts can customize the waiting room settings to get more control over which attendees should enter a meeting and when.

It is possible to ensure that all participants are sent by Zoom to the waiting room, until the host has access to the meeting, individually or all together. Or, that only guest users are forwarded to the waiting room.

About this feature, Zoom announced that, starting March 31, the waiting room function is automatically activated by default.

In the handbook published on your blog by Zoom, you can find further tips and best practices on how to keep your virtual lessons and meetings safe.

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