Keep Zoom Meetings Secure

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on April 6, 2020.

Since so many people are now using Zoom for lectures, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s important to secure your Zoom meetings to stop uninvited guests from joining. Cyber criminals have also been taking advantage of the situation by sending out fake Zoom emails with the message “Your participants are waiting” to trick you into clicking on malicious links. Protect yourself by following these tips:

  • Verify the legitimacy of an email by hovering over the sender’s address and any links in the body of the message. It’s a good sign when the sender’s address and the link’s URL match.
  • Don’t share your Zoom links on social media.
  • When scheduling a Zoom meeting, create a password so that only invited attendees can join.
  • Remove any unwanted participants by using the Manage Participants feature.
  • Lock your session after all participants have joined to avoid disruptions.

Remember to forward any suspicious emails to abuse@ufl.edu, and visit https://elearning.ufl.edu/keep-zoom-secure/ for more Zoom tips.