This article discussed the process of securing your Zoom meeting. It must be borne in mind Zoom is used in many contexts, and for many different types of groups i.e. schools, business meetings etc. Please read this article. https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-the-party-crashers-from-crashing-your-zoom-event/
Excellent guide to securing your AA meeting online. In depth article from a member with many years experience as an internet security expert.https://docs.google.com/document/d/12AFTKiXTE2r0PZay047LwdKpRrykus8jEAKQ8DHlzrI/mobilebasic
Another interesting article discussing security settings for zoom. Again, it is emphasised, the need for the "Screen Sharing" function to be disabled, for both host and participant. It serves no purpose in an AA meeting, and should not be available. Thankfully, these settings are easy to adjust.https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/27/21197090/zoombombing-zoom-stop-how-to-porn-trolls-video-chat-scre...
Fantastic advice on safety and security from AA in New Zealand. They are to be commended on their caring, progressive, and fair attitude to groups starting online meetings during this crisis.
This feature of Zoom allows people to share the contents of the screens with other participants. It is the main avenue by which "Zoom Bombers" attack meetings, by sharing the contents of their screen. This is usually material of a very upsetting nature. When disabled, they can no longer do this. This one setting alone can do much to secure your meeting. Please turn it off for both host and participants.
My account>settings>Screen Sharing (turn OFF)>Disable Desktop Screen Share for Users (Turn ON)
This is harsh to latecomers, but it can help keep out zoom bombers who might try to re-enter under a different account. Click "Manage Participants" at the bottom of the Host screen and select "Lock Meeting."
This feature has no practical benefit in an AA meeting, but does allow malicious people the chance to send unsavoury files and images to other participants. This should be turned off.
Go to Account Management > Account Settings > Meeting > File Transfer.
Chat between members, or from member to member, should take place in the open. The chat feature, many groups have found, provides no useful function in an AA zoom meetings. For this reason, it is probably best to disable it, for both participant and host.
Go to Account Management >Settings >(Turn off Chat, Private Chat, Auto-saving chats)
Go to Account Management >Settings >Recording Tab>Disable all settings under this tab.
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