Lately, we have had a few people reach out to seek advice about “zoom bombing”.
“Zoom bombing” is the act of an uninvited hacker or Internet troll taking over your online meeting. This person will take over the meeting screen and often share lewd, offensive and upsetting material, usually of a misogynistic, anti-semitic, violent, or racist nature, forcing the meeting host to shut down the entire meeting.
While the term is named after the popular platform, Zoom, please note that zoom bombing can happen on any teleconferencing platform.
Download our document below to learn about:
- Best practices and tips for safe online meetings;
- Security settings to consider;
- What to do if a meeting you’re hosting has been zoom bombed;
- What to do if a meeting you’re attending has been zoom bombed; and,
- Local contacts you can reach out to, if you are upset or triggered by the content you witnessed during the zoom bombing incident.
We hope these tips provide you with more security and put your mind at ease, when hosting your next video meeting.
If you have children and worry about how you can protect them from from zoom bombings and other online threats, check out our Protecting Children Online campaign.