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Zoom has once again upped its security controls to prevent “Zoom-bombing” and other cyberattacks on meetings. The news comes less than a week after Zoom settled with the Federal Trade Commission over false encryption claims. Two of the new features allow moderators to act as “club bouncers,” giving them the ability to remove and report disruptive meeting participants. The “Suspend Participant Activities” feature is enabled by default for all free and paid Zoom users; and, meeting participants can also report a disruptive user directly from the Zoom client by clicking the top-left “Security” badge. Separately, the videoconferencing giant also rolled out an internal tool that acts as a filter, preventing meeting disruptions (like Zoom-bombing) before they happen. Removing Disruptive Participants Under the Security icon, hosts and co-hosts now have the option to temporarily pause their meeting and remove a disruptive participant or Zoom-bomber, according to a Monday Zoom blog posting. “By clicking ‘Suspend Participant Activities, all video, audio, in-meeting chat, annotation, screen-sharing and recording during that time will stop, and Breakout Rooms will end,” the company explained. “The hosts or co-host will be asked if they would like to report a user from their meeting, share any details and optionally include a screenshot.” Once the reporter clicks “Submit,” the offending user will be removed from the meeting, and hosts can resume the meeting by individually re-enabling…

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