What is Zoombombing? How do I make sure my remote meeting is private and secure?
Universities across the country have reported instances of Zoombombing, where malicious people enter an unsecured videoconference meeting and use the screen-sharing feature to display inappropriate and disruptive content. Most video conferencing services offer ways to protect your meetings:
- Zoom provides a number of settings and features that meeting hosts can use to protect their meeting privacy, and participants. Refer to the ITS documentation for How to Secure Meetings and Webinars in Zoom and Best Practices for Effectively Securing Your Zoom Meetings.
- Google Meet has options to ensure that your meetings stay private and free of unwanted attendees. Refer to the ITS documentation for How to Secure a Google Meet Session.
- Microsoft Teams also has options for securing your Teams meetings and data. Refer to the ITS documentation for How to Secure Microsoft Teams Meetings.
CAEN encourages hosts to limit sharing of meeting links, and manage participant access to screen-sharing to ensure a positive experience for all. U-M Safe Computing also provides general guidance for how to Secure Your Videoconferencing.