With most people working from home it is no surprise to see a rise in the use of video conferencing apps and chat services.
Until a few weeks ago no one looked for a video conferencing app. To make video calls they either used WhatsApp or FaceTime. But as the need to collaborate with teams rose, Zoom became the well-known video conference option. This changed things, overnight, and Zoom became the most downloaded app.
In the U.S. from March 26th to April 1st it became the most downloaded app and with this, the company added 2.2 million new users as compared to 1.19 million of user base in 2019.
All this tells Zoom’s success story but with so much popularity and use, Zoom became the target for attackers. Various security and privacy concerns related to Zoom were brought to light, it was targeted by Zoom Bombers.
A severe security issue related to Zoom webcams was brought to light, even when the video conferencing software was uninstalled it was able to steal data.
This was just the beginning with the issues like ZoomBombing, sharing iOS user’s data with Facebook, a bug in URL generation that allows hackers to eavesdrop all were disclosed. All this made users paranoid and the started to look for Zoom alternatives but none could stand.
To deal with these issues the company started releasing updates and added new features. So, here are certain tips using which you can keep your Zoom Meeting Secure.
How to Secure Zoom Meetings?
The easiest way to secure Zoom Meeting is to password protect them and use Waiting Room. Both these security features have been recently added to offer more safety. In addition to this users can lock down the meeting, disable the option to join before the host, and do a lot more things.
With the help of a simple infographic, we have tried to explain the tips to keep Zoom Meetings secure.
Using these tips, we hope you will be able to secure your Zoom Meetings and use the Zoom video conferencing app properly. No software is completely bug-free therefore, disowning Zoom just because certain privacy concerns have been detected will not be a great idea.
Zoom has fixed the problem and is now offering various security options. Use them to stay safe when making Zoom Meetings and collaborate with your teams easily.
We hope you will use these tips. Do let us know which tip you found useful and how it helped. Your feedback matters please do share in the comments section below.