Zoom has announced finally implemented the two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect all user accounts from unauthorized accesses.
This is a great news due to the spike in the popularity of the communication software during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2FA introduce an extra layer of security for the protection of the Zoom accounts and avoid threat actors from taking over them by guessing their password or launching credential stuffing attacks.
“Zoom’s enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) makes it easier for admins and organizations to protect their users and prevent security breaches right from our own platform.” reads the announcement published by Zoom.
“Zoom offers a range of authentication methods such as SAML, OAuth, and/or password-based authentication, which can be individually enabled or disabled for an account.”
The announcement includes the step by step instructions to enable the 2FA. The owners of Zoom account and adminstrators have to enable the ‘Sign in with Two-Factor Authentication’ option in the Advanced > Security menu, within the Dashboard.
Users can choose one of the following options:
More detailed info about 2FA for Zoom accounts are available on the official support page.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, 2FA)