Zoom launches two-factor verification

 


Once activated the system will ask users to enter usable codes from authentication applications, via SMS or a phone call.

Zoom launched 2-factor verification (2FA) for all accounts making it easier to prevent "zoomboming" and other security breaches.

Once activated the system will ask users to enter one-time codes from authentication applications, via SMS or a phone call.

Thus attackers attempts to steal accounts will be blocked because they must have physical access to your device.

2FA is available for Zoom on web, desktop, mobile applications and Zoom Room. It is based on the TOPT protocol which means that it works with Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and FreeOTP applications.

The company also supports other methods such as SAML, Oauth and password verification. Earlier this year Zoom ended up in trouble because it claimed to offer encrypted video calling but that was not the case.

When it decided to bring this level of security it said it would only be offered to paid users and again it was criticized as it decided to offer it to everyone.

In the case of 2FA, the security level applies to all paid and free users.