Zoom introduces two-factor authentication to boost users security

Ruben Fields
September 13, 2020

When the new feature is enabled, the user will be asked to present two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate the ownership of their account.

Zoom has unveiled two-factor authentication (2FA) for all user accounts, to make it easier to prevent "zoombombing" and other security breaches. They are not intended and should not be thought to represent official ideas, attitudes, or policies of any agency or institution.

For organizations, the admin has to first enable the 2FA for the users to set up and use. Organisations can reduce the risk of identity theft and security breaches by adding 2FA as extra layer of security that prevents bad actors from accessing accounts by guessing passwords or gaining access to employees' or students' devices. 2FA also provides an additional level of security that spares users from constant password management.

This is partly because many users leave their Zoom account open to be compromised by using a weak or already-leaked password. It's alleged for sharing data with Facebook and vulnerabilities that let hackers sell tricks to hack Zoom in the dark web. If you would like to enabler 2FA for users with specific roles, you should select the option named "Enable 2FA for roles with the specified roles". The organization likewise underpins different authentication strategies including SAML, OAuth and password-based authentication.

Once logged in, head over to the navigation menu, click "Advanced", and then "Security". They can also choose to receive their OTP through SMS or a phone call.

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You should manually select the specified roles and select OK. Click the pencil icon, choose the groups, then click OK.

Finally, click Save to confirm your 2FA settings.

Adding two-factor authentication is part of Zoom's ongoing efforts to make its platform safe and secure for users.

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