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Zoom security improvements announced

As Zoom users increase worldwide, so do unexpected security and privacy issues, including the phenomenon of “Zoombombing.” To address this pressing issue, Zoom has halted the development of new features for the next three months except those devoted to security and privacy improvements.

To secure its users, Zoom released enhanced security features this week. The latest update includes the addition of a new “Security” button in the meeting toolbar to allow hosts to easily confine a meeting to the current participants, turn on a waiting room for anyone who has not yet joined, and allow or block participants from chatting, sharing their screens or renaming themselves.

[U]Tech asks campus community users to who have not updated their Zoom applications since April 8 to click the profile icon in the upper-right corner of the dashboard screen and select “Check for Updates.” Users are encouraged to check for updates at least once a week.

To review meeting security best practices visit the [U]Tech Zoom Security Guide.

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