“The FBI has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language,” the warning published by FBI’s Boston Division says.”
While there are many great online video conferencing applications out there Zoom is among the most popular right now. Please heed these tips from the FBI on a Zoom bomb
- Do not make meetings or classrooms public: In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private: require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
- Do not share Zoom conference links on public social media: Provide the link directly to specific people.
- Manage screen-sharing options: In Zoom, change screen sharing to ‘Host Only.’
- Ensure users keep their Zoom clients up to date: In January 2020, Zoom updated their software. In their security update, the teleconference software provider added passwords by default for meetings and disabled the ability to randomly scan for meetings to join.
Lastly, ensure that your organization’s telework policy or guide addresses requirements for physical and information security.
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