From May 9, Zoom hopes to eliminate the Zoom bombing. The video conferencing app Zoom has seen a massive surge in users as many people continue to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis. But many new Zoom users are just normal people using the platform to talk to friends or take an exercise class—I’m one of them.
The sudden increase in the use of Zoom users beyond the app’s traditional business has now led to major issues like data security such as “Zoom bombing,” that can be seen by the use of uninvited guests can join the meeting or chat. Since May 9, Zoom is working on to eliminate this and the security problems with a group of new features.
Passwords now required for all meetings!!
If now the users do not have a meeting password, you’re not safe. It clearly means that if anyone who is aware of your meeting passwords or your Meeting ID or has got a link to your chat, they can simply join it. This can also be termed as Zoom bombing. Several people also share their Zoom Meeting IDs on the internet which can lead the crash to your data.
Since May 9, Zoom is working on making the chances of this happening whether small or larger meetings by requiring a password for all meetings. This will require new meetings, previously scheduled meetings, and using a personal meeting ID.
Waiting for The Rooms to be turned on by default
Using zoom requires that one can allow video chat gate crashers is the ability to simply enter the new meeting without being let in by the host such as teacher or manager. Zoom has now a feature called Waiting Rooms that will allow the host to manually let people into the meeting, not everyone was using it because of lack of awareness. In the other move to stop Zoom bombers, Zoom will make Waiting Rooms turned on by itself. It means it will now take a slightly longer time to enter your meeting, but it’s somehow worth it for security and privacy reasons.
Sharing the screen by the host only turned on by default
The major problem caused by Zoom bombers is the sharing of offensive voice and images, sometimes containing pornographic material. To prevent this from happening, Zoom will now make screen sharing privileges host only by default since May 9.
The new security features are really great but they should have been turned on by default from the beginnings