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New Zoom security update takes more action to prevent Zoombombing
The team behind video conferencing service Zoom has made a number of security tweaks after it received a ton of bad press for privacy and security concerns.
We recently saw the team add stronger encryption and a one-stop security hub, and it’s now revealed a few more changes, starting with personal meeting IDs (PMIs). The company has confirmed that account holders and admins can now disable these personalized meeting IDs/links.
“Because PMIs are always accessible using the same ID or meeting link, anyone can join unless they’re properly secured,” the team explained on its blog. “Disabling the use of PMIs reduces that risk altogether and doesn’t leave PMI security up to individual users. This option to disable PMIs can be locked at the account or group level.”
Disabling PMIs means that existing PMIs and personal meeting links are invalid and will need to be updated. However, Zoom’s team says you can still start instant meetings with a randomly generated ID/link.
This isn’t the only incoming change, as Zoom says a few changes are coming this weekend (May 9) to free basic users. The changes are mandatory passwords for all meetings, waiting rooms for PMIs enabled by default, and screen sharing to be host-only by default.
There’s definitely room for improvement still, but we’re glad to see the Zoom team continuing to bring security and privacy changes to the table.