Zoombombing Prevention

Tips to prevent Zoombombing

(Zoombombing is the name given to gate-crashing Zoom meetings or when trolls use Zoom’s screen sharing feature to interrupt and disrupt online meetings and classes with disturbing imagery).

Current precautions taken at UCSD:

  • “Use Personal Meeting ID” is defaulted to off – using these IDs is a key entry point for attackers

The following are things you can do to prevent Zoombombing from occurring in your meetings

    • Use a UCSD provided Zoom account through Single Sign On (SSO) or Canvas integrations

    • Set Require Meeting Password” to on – this helps protect against unauthorized entries, adding a second layer of security on top of just having the meeting link

    • Set the Advanced Option-- Only authenticated users can join to "UCSD Only or UC System" to restrict meetings to UCSD/UC Zoom accounts.

    • Keep links to Zoom meetings private. This will prevent unwanted participants

    • If not using the Zoom link on the Canvas course menu, instructors should post meeting links on a Canvas page rather than a public page or forum

    • Stop other participants from screen sharing

    • Control who enters a meeting with the waiting room feature

    • Lock the meeting after it starts

- When you’re in the meeting, click Participants at the bottom of your Zoom window. In the participants’ pop-up box, you will see a button that says Lock Meeting