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Security Vulnerability May Require Client Update

Zoom has identified a critical vulnerability in its Windows client versions 5.16.5 and below, where “improper input validation in Zoom Desktop Client for Windows…may allow an unauthenticated user to conduct an escalation of privilege via network access.” Zoom recommends that all users update to the latest version of the client as soon as possible to avoid risk. […]

A Note About Security, AI and Zoom’s Terms of Service

Recent media reports have suggested that Zoom’s new terms of service could allow for the data you share in your meetings to be used in training Zoom’s artificial intelligence (AI) models.  This week, Zoom issued a clarification and ensured users they will use no audio, video, or chat content for training their models without customer […]

New Zoom Policy for Software Updates

Zoom is instituting a new security policy that requires users to keep their software up to date. That’s always been a good practice, but soon it’ll be a requirement. The official notice from Zoom is as follows: Beginning November 1, 2021, customers will be required to update their Zoom software to ensure it is no […]

Understanding “Waiting Room” settings

You probably already know that the Waiting Room feature is a great way to control access to your meetings and prevent disruptions by unwanted guests. However, you may not be familiar with all the ways you can tailor the settings to fit your meeting needs. In order to use the Waiting Room, you’ll first need […]

UPDATE: Passcodes and Waiting Rooms NOT Mandatory Starting 9/27

In a reversal of the company’s previously announced policies, Zoom has decided NOT to enforce Waiting Rooms or Passcodes on all meetings starting September 27. Zoom says this reversal is “based on the feedback that we received about both the nature and timing of these changes.” While it’s unfortunate this decision comes so close to […]

Enabling Passcodes Or Waiting Rooms for Meetings

(NOTE: This article has been edited to reflect Zoom’s decision NOT to enforce Waiting Rooms or Passcodes for all meetings, as originally announced.) “Zoombombing,” or unwanted intrusions into Zoom meetings by uninvited troublemakers, continues to be an issue for users worldwide. Waiting Rooms and Passcodes are two ways to combat this trend. To make passcodes […]

New Policies and “Passcodes”

NOTE: This mandate is no longer in effect as of 9/20/20. However, the instructions for how to turn on passcodes are still valid, if you would like to use them. As part of Zoom’s continuing efforts to improve security, all meetings created on or after September 27 will be required to use either a passcode […]