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Zoombombing

How to avoid Zoombombing

Unfortunately, hackers have figured out a way to exploit Zoom and we must now guard against “Zoombombing.” This has occurred when Zoom links that are publicly available have been exploited by people who inject offensive material into the Zoom session via screen sharing. 

  • Only share Zoom links to your collaborators via Email (or also Camino if you are faculty) -- Do NOT publicly share the link to your Zoom session
  • Enable "Only authenticated users can join: Sign in to Zoom" (which also ensures you see the name of all of your attendees and not an anonymous phone number)
  • Set a password for the session, using something easy for all to remember so that hackers using bots can’t join your sessions
  • Disable “Join Before Host” so people can’t cause trouble before you arrive.
  • Enable “Alternative Host” before a meeting or “Co-Host” during a meeting so you can assign others to help moderate
  • Disable desktop/screen share for users, requiring them to ask permission to share their screen [this may make it difficult to have student easily share their desktops during a session]

Click here for detailed instructions on ensuring login to Zoom or enabling/disabling Zoom Privacy Settings.

Contact Media Services for Zoom support mediaservices@scu.edu or 408-554-4520.