As the COVID-19 pandemic became more prevalent businesses were forced to find a way to operate with their workforce at home, making Zoom an essential part of normal operations. An increased use of the video conferencing software brought on waves of Internet trolls trying to disrupt Zoom meetings. By late march of this year, Zoombombing was such a nuisance, the Department of Justice threatened to fine and even arrest offenders. Yesterday Zoom announced a new feature named “At-Risk Meeting Notifier” that will notify meeting organizers with a warning if their meeting has the potential to be compromised. The service runs on Zoom’s backend servers and scans public posts for Zoom meeting links—if found a meeting organizer will automatically receive an email. The new feature will be enabled by default.
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