Across the country more incidences of Zoombombing are being reported, including a few at CWRU. Zoombombing is when an uninvited person joins a Zoom meeting or class with the intent to disrupt it. The meeting URLs are often posted to social media allowing multiple agitators easy access to them.
A few ways to prevent this include
- Only share meeting URLs using a secure method, including Google Calendar and Canvas; never post to a website or social media
- Hosts can require participants to authenticate themselves before joining using their CWRU network ID and passphrase
- If the meeting will include people outside of the university, use the in-meeting security settings to limit who can share their screen or unmute themselves
These and more tips are located in the Zoom Security Guide