Zoombombing is an increasingly frequent cyberattack, which disrupts Zoom meetings to harass or compromise security.
Below are steps that you can take, both before and during your meeting, to prevent or stop Zoombombers.1
Generate a unique Meeting ID
The unique Meeting IDs of new, non-recurring meetings make it harder for disruptors to join future meetings.
When you Schedule a Meeting, do not select Recurring meeting.
If your meeting is part of a series, delete any recurring meetings, then schedule a new meeting for each session. You cannot change an existing meeting's ID.
Ensure removed participants are unable to rejoin
This applies to all meetings.
Select Settings > In Meeting (Basic).
Deselect Allow removed participants to rejoin.
This may already be deselected by default.
Require a passcode
For Meeting Passcode, check the box for Passcode under the security section.
We suggest using only numbers, as some participants may not have access to other characters.
Zoom login (optional)
This option will make sure that only users who are signed into Zoom with their YCP accounts can join your meeting. Any users who are not currently signed into the Zoom application will not be allowed to join.
For Meeting Options, select Only authenticated users can join.
Turn off participant video upon entry
Every participant's video feed can be automatically disabled when first joining. Unless you have manually disabled each user's video feed, they can re-enable it once they join.
For Video > Participant, select off.
Mute participants upon entry
As this is a default setting for your YCP account, every participant's audio feed is already disabled when first joining. Unless you have manually disabled the user's audio feed, these participants can reenable their audio feed once they've joined.
For Meeting Options, select Mute participants upon entry.
Enable the waiting room
Participants won't be able to join the meeting until you admit them individually. This works best for meetings with few attendees.
For Meeting Options, select Enable waiting room.
During your meeting
If you need to handle a disruption during a meeting. This is all done from within the meeting window.
Mute a participant
Beside the participant's name, select Mute.
Stop a participant's video
Beside the participant's name, select More > Stop Video.
Remove a participant
Beside the participant's name, select More > Remove.
Lock the meeting
Once you lock a meeting, no one else can join.
Select More > Lock Meeting.