Remote Work "Video Conferencing"

Four security recommendations

James Phipps

Bad actors always find a way to disrupt a good thing.  Many Americans are hunkered down at home doing God's work by not spreading the coronavirus.  Now we have some bad actors that are taking advantage of web conferencing platforms such as Zoom to hijack web meetings.  They do this to record pranks on people. They usually intend to post the pranks on social media to get likes.  At least two Massachusetts schools reported such incidents.  In addition, attackers are attempting to draw unsuspecting web conference users to fake sites that will install unwanted applications or malicious software.  

Four recommendations to protect your remote work "Web Conference" meetings:

Be cautious and use a healthy amount of skepticism when attending meetings!

Do not share conference meetings on your publicly accessible social media

Provide the links directly to specific people attending the web conference.

Do not make meetings public

For example, require a password to join the meeting or utilize waiting room features to control guest access.

Manage screen-sharing options

Look for screen sharing options.  Only share your screen when required.

Make sure your clients are running the latest version

Many web meeting applications are updated regularly to address security vulnerabilities.

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