Beware the Party Crashers!

With more schools opting to shift instruction to remote delivery, there has been a surge in remote conferencing usage. With that surge has been a new phenomenon, Zoom Bombing. Zoom Bombing is the entry into a Zoom session by individuals who have not been invited and the unwanted sharing of screen content.

Zoom Bombing occurs when a link to a Zoom session with no password is shared publicly, often on social media. There are ways to protect your sessions by careful attention to your settings. Zoom has written about how to protect your sessions from unwanted guests and unwanted content during your sessions.

We are investigating whether GoToMeeting is susceptible to this type kind of activity and will post links to related posts or instructions on protecting your sessions.

A couple of simple steps to protect your sessions is to post your links to Zoom sessions in Blackboard, not on any social media, and limit screen sharing to the session host. The blog post linked above provides additional settings to protect your session.

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