Zoom-bombing is the term for when individuals "gate-crash" Zoom meetings. These uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees with disturbing pornographic and/or violent imagery. Most of these are perpetrated via publicly available Zoom links; however, not all depending on your settings. Here are ways to protect you and your guests from falling victim.
Please note:personally-owned computers used by multiple people in the household are unlikely to meet the Campus Minimum Security For Networked Devices (MSSND) Standard. Risks to consider with home systems include:
Multiple users with administrator access allow for download and spreading of malware
Insecure configurations leaving the systems vulnerable to attacks
Phishing is a type of attack carried out to steal usernames, passwords, credit card information, Social Security Numbers, and other sensitive data. Phishing is most often seen in the form of malicious emails pretending to be from credible sources such as UC Berkeley technology departments or organizations related to the university.
A browser extension is essentially a plugin for your browser that performs a function or adds a feature to it. Since extensions are given special authorizations within the browser, they are attractive targets for attackers.
Have you ever copied a work file to your USB drive at the end of the day and wondered, "Is it safe to copy this data here?" Have you ever sent an email with a Social Security Number, a credit card number or student grades and wondered "Should I send this in email?"