One of the recipients of the global pandemic is undoubtedly the video conferencing company. Zoom has seen its business skyrocket as 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 what if bad actors hijack your account?
They can keep you away from a meeting, change your passwords or show up a meeting “for you”; and make a mess of things. Securing your account to prevent unauthorized access is one of the most important things you can do, regardless of the service.
Zoom’s new support for 2FA does just that. Zoom supports several variants of 2FA, including the TOTP protocol (Time Password) and one-time codes sent via SMS or telephone calls. Thanks to TOTP support, you can use Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and other authentication apps.
Zoom says that 2FA is available today to all users, and you can set it in the security settings on your Zoom instrument panel.