Zoom has introduced two-factor authentication (2FA) as part of its updated security features for all of its user accounts. Prior to this, the video conferencing platform was scrutinised for its poor security which resulted in leaked session videos and intrusions known as “zoombombings”.
In an effort to further protect user privacy, the new 2FA system will require users to enter a one-time code from a mobile authenticator app, SMS or phone call before providing full access to Zoom services. This would prevent potential attackers from hijacking user accounts by using stolen or recycled credentials.
It also supports the time-based one-time password protocol (TOTP), therefore making it compatible with authenticator apps from Google, Microsoft and FreeOTP. Zoom’s 2FA is available for its web portal, desktop client, and mobile app.
On a related note, the platform also introduced a new end-to-end video call encryption to all of its users in June this year. You can check out the link below for further information regarding Zoom’s new two-factor authentication system.