New Safety and Security Updates for Zoom


dog listens attentively to his ownerPlease take a few moments to review some important updates to Zoom’s safety and security features.

Zoom software update available If you have downloaded Zoom to your computer or mobile device, keep it updated to reduce security risks. The latest version, 4.6.11, includes a new security button, an invite button, and removes the Meeting ID from the meeting display. Zoom download center

Security Button Located in the bottom right of your meeting room, use the button to enable the waiting room, lock a meeting, and control attendee permissions.

Meeting password New default setting assigns a password to meetings. About meeting passwords

Waiting room Hosts decide when participants may join a meeting. Set up a waiting room

Recording password By default, all recordings made after the recent update require a password for access. Passwords can be created for recordings that don’t have a password. Create a recording password

Attendee attention tracking Participant attention cannot be tracked during a meeting.

Reminder! Login with your Fordham Zoom account at On the sign-in page, login to Google with your Fordham credentials.

Additional Zoom Resources from Fordham

The Virtual Meeting Security and Etiquette page has more suggestions for hosts and participants, including how to set up equipment, look your best for a video meeting, and participate productively.

Read articles posted by the University Information Security Office (UISO) about Zoom’s privacy issues and preventing unwanted visitors from entering your meetings or classes.

Every week, Fordham IT hosts a Zoom Q&A webinar where you can get answers on how to use Zoom effectively. Zoom training videos are also available.

Please contact IT Customer Care (see below) if you have general questions about using Zoom. If you have a Zoom security concern, contact the UISO at


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