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Zoom Privacy and Security Issues

Zoom is now being used by millions of people for work and leisure, as lockdowns are imposed in many countries. In fact, the company has seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in the past month.

However, Zoom has paused the development of any new features to concentrate on safety and privacy issues, in the wake of criticism from users of the app.

As Zoom becomes the standard video conferencing tool for businesses across the world, there are some steps you can take to keep your data safe.

  1. Do not share the link or the meeting ID on public platforms (and if you share photos of the meeting make sure the ID is not visible)

  2. Never use the personal meeting ID, instead allow Zoom to create a random number for each meeting

  3. Add a meeting password

  4. Set screen sharing to "host only"

  5. Disable file transfer

  6. Disable "join before host"

  7. Disable "allow removed participants to rejoin"

  8. Do not share UNC paths via Zoom

  9. Never click on any links within a Zoom meeting

  10. Ensure sure you keep Zoom up to date with the latest patches

We recognise that working from home is going to require a re-configuring of how companies, offices, and employees work. However, workers’ personal privacy should not be sacrificed in this transition.

Now that offices are closed, it is more important than ever that workers remember security guidelines. We have resources that can help you stay safe. We can help employees maintain their security and privacy while working from home.

For more information on your IT Security please contact us on 01842 890000.

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