FBI Recommends Secure Zoom Features

Forward by Laura Baker, CyberWyoming
A big thanks to the Cybersecurity Collaborative’s Morning Security Report for calling this to our attention. The article is by Bleeping Computer so a thanks also goes out to them.

Summary

With so many people using Zoom, there is a new malicious practice called Zoom Bombing where someone (obviously not invited) gains access to a Zoom meeting and harasses the participants or records pranks that they later show on social media.

The article recommedns the following to secure your Zoom meetings
1. Password protect your meetings
2. Use the waiting rooms feature in Zoom
3. Make sure you update your Zoom client
4. Don’t share your permanent personal meeting ID
5. Disable participant screen sharing
6. Lock the meeting when everyone has joined
7. Do not post pictures of your Zoom meeting
8. Do not post public links to your meetings
9. Be on the look out for fake Zoom themed malware

For the full article check out Bleeping Computer at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/how-to-secure-your-zoom-meetings-from-zoom-bombing-attacks/

For additional articles about the subject: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-ongoing-zoom-bombing-attacks-on-video-meetings/

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