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There is a risk that someone may forward the invitation, in its entirety, to an unauthorized person who could then join the meeting, and would be in possession of the link with the embedded password and the actual password. Even if the password were not embedded in the link, the password is included in the invitation, so again the password is offering no security value.
Does the browser insert any risk to the details needed to join a meeting? As the link is https, the browser will start by asking the zoom. Again, the password has added no value. Zoom-bombing was primarily an issue for schools and students, with malicious actors joining video conferences for online teaching and displaying racist or inappropriate messages and content.
Popular extensions that students might have could mean your meeting details, including the embedded passwords, are being shared with third parties. To test this, I went to the Chrome Web Store, and with some guidance from my son on what students are using, I attempted to add two Chrome extensions that have in excess of 1 million downloads each.
This permission allows these two third-party companies to access all my browsing history, including the links to any Zoom meetings that have been joined, and will include by default the embedded password.
I have not named the extensions I attempted to add to my browser, since the companies concerned may have legitimate reasons to collect the data and may be storing it securely. However, they may also be sharing it with other third parties and not be securing it properly. I doubt this possibility was considered by the person scheduling the meeting; they thought a password would be required. Ever needed a Zoom password? Probably not. But why not? Zoom Best Practices. Resources for how to conduct and participate effectively in online meetings.
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Not surprisingly, this led to a considerable backlash, much of it concerning the lack of security for users. In response, the company put additional safety measures in place.
For example, it automatically enabled virtual waiting rooms and passwords for accounts in its free and lowest-paid tiers, and encouraged people to use unique meeting IDs rather than their permanently assigned personal IDs.
Although there are a number of alternative videoconferencing services available, Zoom is still a popular choice. Zoom automatically adds passwords to accounts, and those passwords can be embedded in the meeting links. Anyone you send that link to will be able to immediately gain access to your meeting without having to separately post a password — and if they decide to post that link publicly, it will negate any security the password might have provided.
So while everyone who uses Zoom has a personal meeting ID, using that ID for all your meetings means more and more people will know that ID, and that increases the chances someone unwelcome may find their way in. For this reason, when you schedule a meeting, Zoom now assumes you want to use an automatically generated unique meeting ID rather than your personal meeting ID.
In fact, there are few reasons to use that personal ID — even if you have a regularly scheduled conference with friends, you can simply send out a new invitation with a new meeting ID for each meeting, just to be safe. As mentioned before, you can approve anyone who wants to join a meeting by using a virtual waiting room, from which you can then either let them in — or not.
When each participant clicks on their link, they will be asked to wait, while you will get a notification at the top of your screen telling you someone has entered the waiting room. A sidebar will then show you everyone who is waiting to enter the meeting; you can then either admit them, remove them from the waiting room and from any chance to enter the meeting , or send them a message. There are other Zoom security features you can use to protect yourself and other participants.