Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How safe is Zoom Cloud Meetings?




How safe is Zoom Cloud Meetings ?

Zoom cloud meetings has become very popular video conferencing platform for communication during the COVID-19 Crisis.  With a huge surge of users there is also other issues that arises, namely security and privacy issues.

Zoombombers would for instance make videos and chats available online.  They also have the ability to access a user's webcam and microphone. The question now is :"What is Zoombombing and are there precautions we,as users, can take to protect our privacy? 

Zoombombing is the practice where you leave yourself vulnerable without the right precautions using the Zoom platform.  Without these precautions uninvited attendees viewing your Business Meeting, or worse, sharing pornographic images and content may occur.

There is no surprise that people are worried about Zoom security and privacy.  The question we should all ask ourselves is:"Should I as user care about this?".  Personally,  this is an issue we should all care about and take to heart,  but with the right precautions in place I am sure that we can rest easy.

These are the following precautions that we can take:

  • Update your device to the latest version of software available.
  • Have a firewall in place (for more advanced security make use of a VPN).
  • You as host and, or co-host change Zoom meeting password frequently.
It is easy to put these precautions in place.  Most people have them in place already.
To make sure your devices are updated to the latest version of software please click the link below.


http://mer-cha.co.za/apple.html
http://mer-cha.co.za/android.html
http://mer-cha.co.za/microsoftorwindows.html







How safe is Zoom Cloud Meetings?

How safe is Zoom Cloud Meetings ? Zoom cloud meetings has become very popular video conferencing platform for communication during t...