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How to Avoid "Zoom Bombers"

April 1, 2020


Zoom bombing is when an uninvited attendee joins your meeting in an attempt to cause disruption. Below are some basic tips to avoid a Zoom bomber. 

  • To make Zoom meetings secure, create your scheduled Zoom meeting inside of Moodle ISU. Only students in the course can access the meeting, unless you share the meeting link with individuals outside of Moodle ISU.

For meetings not utilizing Moodle ISU, you can require a meeting password when scheduling a meeting so only participants with the meeting link and password can join.

  • Enable the Waiting room feature so that the host and co-host of the meeting can monitor who is allowed to join a meeting. Here is a video on how to enable this feature. 
  • In the event that you do have someone that you need to remove from a meeting, open the “Manage Participants” Tab, hover over the participants’ name and select “More.” From there you can select “Remove.”

In your account settings, verify that your profile settings ( that “Allow removed participants to rejoin” is toggled Off. Note that participants that you remove during the current session will be able to rejoin a future session.

  • As a host you can “Lock meeting” once all of your participants are in. In the “Participants” tab you will see a “More” option. From there select “Lock Meeting”. This will block any unwanted participants. 

For additional security options, please visit Zoom Security page. Or for information about adjusting settings on your Zoom account, visit Account Settings page.


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