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