How to protect your online calls from ‘Zoom-bombing’

By | October 19, 2020
laptop showing Zoom security tips
(Joseph Lico/The Michigan Daily)

The Michigan Daily recently spoke to experts on campus — including Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Kyle Lindsey and Hanah Stiverson, two doctoral students who are working on a book with Professor Lisa Nakamura about Zoom-bombing — to compile a list of tips to ensure calls for classes or clubs remain as secure as possible. Taking these actions can help the university community avoid widespread issues.

“We don’t want people from outside coming and interrupting important discussion that is going on,” Pendse said. “That’s why we want to help secure these meetings because if you have ever been involved in a meeting where something happened like this it’s quite an unpleasant experience. It can be quite disturbing.”