Categories: End Users Howtos Information Instruction
What is Zoom-bombing? Zoom-bombing is a new issue with Zoom
meetings where gate crashers will join meetings already in progress to try and
disrupt the proceedings by sharing viruses, disturbing pornographic images,
and/or violent imagery. Most of the time, this happens when a meeting link is
shared through public communication sources such as social media, but it can
also happen by the perpetrators randomly selecting numbers to join Zoom
meetings and landing in yours.
Reminders on Using Zoom When Hosting Public Meetings
Avoid posting meeting links and Meeting IDs on social media
if possible. E-mailing these links to your clients and participants is a much
more secure method for controlling who you would like to attend.
Avoid using your Personal Meeting ID to host public
events. Always generate random meeting IDs when scheduling meetings. Check here
for more information on scheduling meetings. You can also set it to where the meeting
requires a password to join.
Familiarize yourself with Zoom’s settings and features.
Understand how to protect your virtual space. For example, using the Waiting
Room feature is helpful for controlling your attendees. Check these links
to see the controls
for the Hosts and how to manage
participants during a Zoom meeting.
Manage Screen Sharing
One of the most important things you’ll want to verify is
that screen sharing is limited to hosts only.
In the host controls, click the arrow next to Share Screen and
click Advanced Sharing Options.
Under Who can share? choose Only
If you have multiple presenters in your meeting, you can set
them to Co-Hosts by opening the Participants window and choosing the
More option next to their name and changing their status to Co-Host.
Manage Your Participants
Enable the Waiting Room when scheduling your meetings.
Room acts as virtual staging area for participants where the Host can let
people into the meeting all at once or one at a time. This is a great way to
control who has access to view your meeting.
Remove unwanted or disruptive participants. From that
Participants menu, you can mouse over a participant’s name, and several
options will appear, including Remove. Click that to kick someone out of
Disable video. Hosts can turn someone’s video off.
This will allow hosts to block unwanted, distracting, or inappropriate gestures
on video or for that time your friend’s inside pocket is the star of the show.
Mute participants. Hosts can mute/unmute individual
participants or all of them at once. Hosts can block unwanted, distracting, or
inappropriate noise from other participants. You can also enable Mute Upon
Entry in your settings to keep the clamor at bay in large meetings.