Apr. 8, 2020

Information regarding Zoom

Dear Faculty,

Many of you have heard about security concerns related to Zoom. Concerns include “zoombombing,” when an uninvited guest disrupts your virtual classroom by posting, pornographic, hateful, or threatening images or language. Recordings of Zoom meetings are also vulnerable; thousands of recordings have been discovered to be available freely online without the consent of the host or participants. Additional security concerns are explained in this April 3 Washington Post article, Everybody seems to be using Zoom. But its security flaws could leave users at risk

It is important that those of you using Zoom are aware of these security concerns and take action to protect yourself and our students. Zoom has put out a number of software updates addressing security issues in recent days; it is imperative that your software is updated. We recommend reviewing Tips to Deter Zoom-bombers by Michelle Pacansky-Brock. Finally, you can sign up to receive email announcements from Zoom. 

There are no known security concerns related to WebEx or Google Meet. If you need help or have questions about how to use WebEx or Google Meet effectively, please contact the Instructional Technology team at teachtech@conncoll.edu.  

Thank you,
Jessica McCullough
Director of Research Support & Curricular Technology
jmccull1@conncoll.edu | 860-439-2386