Zoom have now introduced some major security upgrades within their app. The most noteworthy of these changes is that Zoom now stops displaying Meeting IDs publicly.
In a recent blog post, Zoom has announced the launch of numerous security features in the video-conferencing app. The most notable change is the hiding of Meeting IDs. Specifically, Zoom now stops displaying Meeting IDs on the app’s title bar.
This is a much-needed change, since many users began inadvertently leaking their Meeting IDs publicly in an attempt to promote/support the work-from-home trend. Such users also include prominent figures such as the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. On his Twitter account, he also shared one such screenshot of a cabinet meeting.
Likewise, another similar incident from the Belgium Parliament even exposed the password, making the meeting highly vulnerable to Zoombombing.
Now, the Zoom app will only have “Zoom” mentioned on the title bar without any Meeting ID. So, it will be safe to share screenshots in the future.
- Lock the Meeting
- Enabling Waiting Room
- Removing participants from the meeting
- Restricting participants from sharing screens, renaming themselves, chatting, etc.