Zoom has revealed two-factor authentication (2FA) for all user accounts to help prevent zombombombing and other security breaches.
Once activated, the system will prompt users to enter a unique code from a mobile, SMS or phone call application. In turn, this will prevent potential attackers from taking control of your accounts using stolen credentials, as they should also be in control of your mobile device.
2FA is available for the Zoom web portal, desktop client, mobile application, and Zoom camera. It supports time-based unique password protocol (TOTP), so it works with applications such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and FreeOTP. The company also supports a variety of authentication methods, including SAML, OAuth, and password-based authentication.
Earlier this year, Zoom offered end-to-end video encryption to only paying users, but eventually launched the feature for everyone. This time, Zoom released 2FA for all users simultaneously, but setting it up is a slightly different procedure, depending on your status – whether you're a business administrator or an individual user. For a detailed guide, see the Zoom 2FA Help Center guide.
The coronavirus pandemic is associated with seizures and recessionary periods, but it is not the same everywhere. Some have capitalized heavily in the pandemic, and Chief Zoom is one of them.
Before the pandemic, few people knew about the Zoom app, which allows remote audio-video conferences. But once the virus forced the authorities to take action and even drastically limit travel, the application became extremely popular worldwide. The company is led by Eric Yuan, who holds the position of general manager. He managed, after these months, to enter the Forbes list of the richest people on the planet. It's at the bottom of the rankings, it's true, but it's there.