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Zoom to Enhance Access to Security Features for Meeting Hosts

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Zoom has released an update, version 4.6.10, that will offer meeting owners more convenient access to options that can make their meetings more secure and safe from Zoombombing and phishing risks. Most notably, the update includes a new Security icon on the host’s control bar, which consolidates many meeting security options in one place.

Members of the Cornell community with personally owned or non-managed computers can update their Zoom software within the desktop application by opening their profile settings (click the profile picture in the top-right corner), then clicking Check for Updates.

CIT does not recommend downloading and installing the software package from Zoom’s download website to update an existing install, which might cause users to lose some of their personal settings.

Cornell staff with managed devices should expect this update to be part of an upcoming patch release. Once the update is available, Mac users will find it in the Self Service app and Windows users will find it in Software Center. (Contact your unit’s IT staff with questions about your managed software update release schedule.)

For information about working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, visit Tools for Working Remotely and for suggestions about improving Zoom meeting privacy, see Keep Zoom Meetings Private and Reduce the Odds of Zoombombing.

If you have questions or issues about Zoom, contact the IT Service Desk.

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