NOTICE: Protect your Zoom meetings against Zoombombing

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups via email on March 31, 2020. It is intended for all members of the university community.

We have been hearing concerns about Zoombombing and are providing the information below to help members of the university community protect their Zoom meetings. Please share it with others in your unit as needed.

About Zoombombing

Universities across the country are reporting instances of "Zoombombing," in which people use Zoom's screen sharing feature to share inappropriate and disuptive content like pornography or violent or racist imagery. See the references below for articles about the issue.

Zoom includes a number of settings and features that meeting hosts can use to protect their meeting participants from Zoombombing and to protect their privacy.

Secure Your Zoom Meetings

ITS provides guidance for securing your Zoom meetings. Zoom encourages meeting hosts to limit sharing of meeting links, manage screen sharing, manage participant options, and more to ensure a positive experience for all.

Zoombombing Violates U-M Policy

Zoombombing is a violation of these U-M policies:

If you see an instance of Zoombombing at U-M, report it to security@umich.edu.