As the coronavirus forces the world to find new ways to carry on business as usual during safe-at-home executive orders, hackers too have a new pastime: “Zoom-bombing.”

Making headlines across the globe in the last weeks, Zoom-bombing has millions of Zoomers (Zoom users) checking and rechecking their settings to block uninvited internet trolls from entering their meetings and becoming maliciously disruptive.

Random ID numbers

Zoom meeting crashers gain entry to a meeting by randomly entering meeting ID numbers. From graphic content appearing on screen during a kindergarten Zoom class to racist slurs during a church Zoom meeting and even full hijacks of shared screens—Zoom-bombers are taking advantage of the available gaps while the world overcomes the platform’s learning curve.

“It’s gaining popularity. Zoom has so many clients as it is the defacto video conferencing tool. It has a good interface, integrates well and is not complicated for new users,” says Selcuk Uluagac, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab.

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