Zoom Security Update #2

Campus Community,

I wanted to send a quick update of the latest enhancements to ensure the security and privacy of Zoom.

First, we want to highlight an upcoming enhancement to Zooms Global Network. We can now customize which data center regions we use for real-time meetings & data in-transit. Additional Improvements to Zoom Platform include:

Configure meeting and webinar password requirements

  • Account owners and admins can now configure minimum meeting password requirements, including a minimum length, requiring letters, numbers, special characters, or only allowing numeric passwords. Past meetings scheduled with passwords will not be impacted. 

Meeting IDs up to 11 digits in length

  • One-time random meetings IDs for newly scheduled meetings and webinars can now be up to 11 digits long. Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) will remain the same and already scheduled meetings will not be impacted. 

Password for Cloud Recordings 

  • We updated password guidelines for hosts when sharing their cloud recordings for meetings and webinars.  Default will now be ON, and require a complex password to access a shared recording. But we recommend you use Dropbox to store your recordings. 

Message Preview Control (Only Applicable to Zoom Chat Users)

  • Users can enable or disable a setting to show a message preview for chat messages.

Please be sure to update to latest software release to take advantage of these new features, and check out our ITS blog for new updates.