Avoid Zoombombing with these tips.
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You may have heard about “Zoombombings” in the news. You might have even witnessed it during an online meeting. These intrusions happen when an uninvited person joins a Zoom meeting for the purpose of disrupting it.

If you are setting up or hosting a meeting via Zoom, you can take the steps below to secure your online meeting.

What to Do

Before your meeting:

  • Generate a random meeting ID instead of using a Personal Meeting ID.
  • Set up password protection. Don’t share the password publicly.
  • Use the Waiting Room feature to control who can join the meeting.
  • Limit participants to those who are signed in with their NetID. (For public events with participants from outside the University of Illinois System, however, this may not be a practical option.)

During your meeting:

  • Designate a moderator to help monitor for disruptions.
  • Mute participants on entry automatically.
  • Prevent participants from renaming themselves.
  • Disable a participant’s video, or remove them completely, if they are disruptive.

For more tips and specific instructions on how to do any of the suggestions above, see https://go.illinois.edu/zoomsecurity.

Stay safe, stay secure. Contact consult@illinois.edu with questions or feedback. 

-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team