Education During the Lockdown

As many children were enjoying their free fund vacation, the school announced online classes on various platforms which hurt many students. The students are getting a bulk of notes and with question-answers in it. Myself as a student I am experiencing difficulties in studying undisturbed as classrooms have an atmosphere where I am comfortable.

So, as a solution Schools have started online classes via telecommunication applications that are doing there job well. Many Schools have preferred ‘Zoom’ as there platform but the question persists ‘What-If our data is captured and seen by another person’ or it’s being stolen. The same news is coming from the FBI and the Government of India which tells about security threats by using the Zoom app.

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Many of you must have started worrying about their data but hey, everything. Here, are a few steps that can protect your zoom meetings from being hacked.

1. Disable Guest Screen Sharing

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By restricting screen sharing to the host, you can prevent anyone else from being able to display what is on their desktop. It won’t stop anyone from joining your meeting, but it will at least keep them from taking over the meeting and sharing inappropriate material.

2. Require the Host to Be Present

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Zoom does provide the option for your meeting to start when the first person joins, even if it’s not the host. This can be convenient if you’re hosting a meeting but running a few minutes behind. Everyone else can get started in the meantime.

If you want to protect your meetings, however, it’s best to turn this off. That way, you’ll know that no one can start your meetings without you — including a hacker or “Zoombomber” (yes, that’s a real term). To do this, make sure the “Join before host” setting is off (it’s off by default).

3. Keep Your Personal Meeting ID Private

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Don’t share your meeting ID (PMI) online. If you do, it’s relatively easy for anyone to find it and join any meeting you’re hosting. Instead, use a unique meeting ID for each separate meeting. When you schedule a meeting, you can have Zoom do this by default. Just make sure “Use Personal Meeting ID when scheduling a meeting” is toggled off.

By the way, this won’t only keep away bad actors away, it also helps make sure that you don’t accidentally end up with the attendees from your next meeting dropping in early.

4. Use a Password

If you do use your PMI, you can enable the feature in Zoom that protects those meetings with a password, and only share it with the people you want in your meeting. Just be careful not to share it online, otherwise, it defeats the entire point.

5. Use the Waiting Room

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Another option is to enable to waiting room feature, which places every guest in a virtual waiting room before the meeting starts. When you’re ready, you’ll then have to manually admit your guests. This gives you control over who can attend and makes it easier to keep unwanted guests out.

So, following these steps can protect you from being hacked.

Thanks, for reading I’ll hope you will come again.

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Hi There! Myself Tushar and I live somewhere between 20.5937° N, 78.9629° E .A passionate writer and a student. I post articles every fortnight, hopefully.