Zoom has announced that it has added two-factor authentication (2FA) support to all user accounts to make it simpler to secure them against security breaches and identity theft.
With 2FA, Zoom users will have an extra layer added to the authentication process, blocking attackers from take control of their account by guessing their password or using compromised credentials.
Zoom accounts secured using 2FA will require you to enter a one-time code from a mobile authenticator app or received via SMS or phone call, in addition to the account’s password, before allowing you to sign in to the Zoom web portal, desktop client, mobile app, or Zoom Room.
“With Zoom’s 2FA, users have the option to use authentication apps that support Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol (such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and FreeOTP), or have Zoom send a code via SMS or phone call, as the second factor of the account authentication process,” .
“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.”