Great news, now you can protect your Zoom account with 2FA

Pierluigi Paganini September 11, 2020

Zoom has implemented two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect all user accounts against security breaches and other cyber attacks.

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:

  • All users in your account: Enable 2FA for all users in the account.
  • Users with specific roles: Enable 2FA for roles with the specified roles.
  • Users belonging to specific groups: Enable 2FA for users that are in the specified groups.

More detailed info about 2FA for Zoom accounts are available on the official support page.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, 2FA)

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