One of the recipients of the global pandemic is undoubtedly video conferencing companies. Zoom has seen the business skyrocket when more and more people work from home, and with that came security control. However, the company has not rested on its laurels, and is now introducing two-factor authentication (2FA) for your accounts.
If you are going to attend critical meetings for business, school or anything else, it is important to make sure that only you have access to your account. Hijacking video conferencing is already a problem, but imagine bad actors hijacking your account.
They can keep you out of a meeting, change your passwords, or show up for a meeting “for you”
Zoom’s new support for 2FA does just that. Zoom supports several variants of 2FA, including Time Password (TOTP) protocol and one-time codes sent via SMS or telephone call. Thanks to TOTP support, you can use Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and other authentication apps.
Zoom says that 2FA is available from today for all users, and you can set it up in the security settings on the Zoom dashboard.