Microsoft is planning an update to their Teams collaboration platform that will block the ability of malicious actors from abusing the tool. As per the product roadmap of Microsoft Teams platform it allow administrators to disable access for unauthenticated users as soon as possible, namely to limit unwelcome disruptions.
Microsoft has found a way to block non-federated users and unauthenticated users who join Teams meetings through links from being able to chat in the app. With this new policy, IT admins can now disable chat write access for any user without federated or unified hub membership.
What is a team-bomb?
In the early months of the pandemic, while remote working and online learning were being adopted as a desirable new means to access information with new technique by the pranksters and cybercriminals who are adopted an unwelcome inducing a temporary narrowing of internet speeds.
The purpose of the meeting was to invade and disrupt the meeting, and to listen in on other people’s conversations, or cause a fear among the participants. Zoom-bombing became so widespread in the US that it was made a federal offense by law, punishable with fines and imprisonment.
As of recently, the major video conferencing platforms have introduced various defenses to prevent disruptions. These include password protections and pre-meeting waiting rooms.
Microsoft is closing off the major roadblock to Teams, by giving IT admins the option of preventing anonymous users from commenting on or sending irrelevant messages in the meeting chat log. The update should roll out to all Microsoft Teams customers by the end of July.
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