Protect your meetings from Zoombombing

With the increase in web-based meetings, we've also seen an increase in Zoombombing — when people purposely disrupt an open Zoom meeting by using the screen sharing function to display disturbing or inappropriate images.

Using Zoom requires caution. If your department owns a license for Zoom, please contact your local IT support for assistance. Currently, the C&IT Help Desk does not support Zoom. 

  • Limit screen sharing: To prevent others from sharing their screens during a meeting, change the permissions to only allow meeting hosts to share their screens.
  • Use the waiting room feature: This feature allows you to approve participants before they join a meeting.
  • Only allow Zoom users: Require participants to verify their Zoom accounts before joining a meeting to avoid anonymous users.
  • Be careful what information you share: If you post the details for a Zoom meeting on social media, anyone can see it and join. Be sure to secure your public meetings and only communicate private meetings to trusted contacts.

Learn more ways to protect yourself at

For support with Wayne State IT systems or services, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or Find FAQ at and follow us on Twitter @WayneStateCIT for instant updates.

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