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Turn on a waiting room when hosting a Zoom meeting

If you allow a stranger into a Zoom meeting, they can potentially see personal information in your background. Even if that’s not a risk, the stranger could still harass you or disrupt an important Zoom meeting. A waiting room requires that people request access to the meeting, and you can decide to let them in […]

Videoconference best practices: Protecting your privacy while maintaining professionalism

If you worked in an office before the pandemic, there’s a good chance that you’ve been working remotely at least part time since March 2020. Looking ahead, the end of the pandemic does not necessarily mean an end to remote work. In fact, 16% of employees will continue to work from home even after it […]

Avoid Zoom links in emails

While the simplest way to get people to log into a Zoom meeting is to send them a link, these links are being spoofed in emails. Instead, send a direct request to members of the team with a code to enter the Zoom meeting from Zoom’s homepage. This will prevent Zoom hacking and your computer […]

Restrict Zoom attendance to authenticated accounts only

By now, you’re probably aware of the risks of Zoom bombing, especially for large-scale meetings. Even password-protected sessions can get hijacked by users posting the login credentials to online forums. Professional account holders can restrict meeting access to users who have been authenticated with the organization’s single-sign-on feature.

Use a virtual background on Zoom calls for better privacy

Videoconferencing can still enable you to spend face time with your colleagues and contacts without potentially exposing personal information. Set up a virtual background to ensure your privacy. Once you’re signed in, navigate to Account Management and select Account Settings. From there, under the Meeting tab, you’ll enable the Virtual Background setting. Then, under “Manage […]