- Business pruposes
- Avoid Zoom if you are discussing confidential Inerlectual Property.
- Avoid Zoom if you are part of a design team.
- Avoid Zoom if discussing personel issues.
- Avoid Zoom if you are involved in any type of security work.
- Use zoom if you are running training courses that are non propreitary in nature.
- Use zoom if you are having weekly catch up with remote teams.
- Use zoom if you are having sales & marketing calls with groups of larger than 4.
- Personal & Social
- Avoid Zoom if you are talking about highly personal issues.
- Avoid Zoom if you are part of a therapy group where confidential issues are being discussed.
- Use zoom if you are just catching up with groups greater than 4 people where apps such as skype of whatsapp cant be used.
- Use zoom if you are just part of a large group having fun.
But online trolls have started hacking these calls and broadcasting pornographic material or other forms of shocking content. In fact, it’s happening so often that it’s actually been given a name - ‘Zoombombing’.
The issue is that Zoom calls have a ‘public link’, which means anyone can join your call.
Trolls have been collecting these links and sharing them in private chat groups, before signing on to other people’s calls and causing carnage.
Here is how you can stop this from happening:
- Click on “Settings” in the left-hand menu
- Scroll down to “Screen sharing” and under “Who can share?” click “Host Only”
- Click on “Save” - Once this is saved in your settings, any future call should be protected.
- Once your Zoom meeting is running, click the caret to the right of the green “Share Screen” button in the center of the bottom row of icons
- Click “Advanced Sharing Options...”
- A dialog box will pop up allowing you to switch screen sharing availability from all participants to the host only.
- Tap the More (...) button at the bottom right corner of the screen
- Tap “Meeting Settings”
- If you’re using an iPhone, scroll down to “Allow Participants to Share” and switch the toggle off. If you’re using an Android phone, find “Lock Share” and switch the toggle on.
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