Zoom has quickly become the virtual meeting platform of choice for those who need to attend meetings but are currently self-isolating or working from home.
The default settings for Zoom leaves meetings open for anyone to join. This make it a lot simpler for people to join – but it also leaves the chance someone could stumble across your Zoom meeting accidentally. There have been reports of people abusing this for pranks, as well as more sinister activities.
To keep your meetings safe from pranksters, eavesdroppers, or other malicious actors you can set a password. As long as you choose a secure password, you should be able to avoid anyone Zoombombing your meeting.
Setting a Password
First all open up Zoom.
At the bottom of the main window click on the Meetings button. This will open up the Meetings page and will list all the meetings you have scheduled. It is possible to set a unique password for each individual meeting.
After you have selected a meeting, click on the Edit button to view the settings for that particular meeting.
In the Password section tick the box labeled Require a meeting password. A password field will then be showed. Type a password in the password field, and click Save.
You will now need to share the meeting link and the password to anyone whom needs to attend the meeting. For extra security try to send the link and password via separate communications. i.e. emailing the meeting link and sending the password via a secure messenger.
Your meetings should now be more protected from prying eyes; whether accidental, curious, or malicious. Now you just need to concentrate of the other mishaps that may occur when working from home. While you’re here feel free to browse our other Tech Tips articles!