Zoom has come under fire in the past few months over certain privacy and security issues. The company then announced that they would be taking steps to beef up their security and privacy, and one of those changes would be end-to-end encryption. However, the downside is that this feature would only be available to paying customers.
In the past few months, video calling platform Zoom gained a massive spike in its popularity. Unfortunately for the company, the increase in its popularity placed it under a great deal of scrutiny in which it was quickly discovered that the app had a bunch of privacy and security issues.
We’ve seen how video conferencing apps are gaining quite a bit of steam these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many people to work and study from home. Meetings and classes are now being held through platforms such as Zoom, and over in Singapore, it seems that the courts have handed down what appears to be the world’s first death sentence through the app.
With the world more or less on lockdown, we’re seeing more people work from home and rely on communication tools like Zoom to have face-to-face virtual meetings. While there is nothing wrong with using these video calling apps, writer and illustrator Viviane Schwarz and her team decided to shake things up a bit by hosting their team meetings inside of a video game.
Earlier this year, there was some confusion surrounding Zoom and whether or not it offered end-to-end encryption. For those who might be concerned about service not offering such security features, then you’ll be pleased to learn that soon that will no longer be the case because Zoom has acquired Keybase.
Video conferencing apps have been around for a while now, but thanks to the coronavirus that has forced many people to work and study from home, suddenly these apps have become more popular than ever. In fact, apps like Zoom have suddenly gained a huge surge in popularity, but it looks like other companies will not be letting Zoom hog all the market share.
Video conferencing apps aren’t new, but in the recent months, we’re seeing an explosion in their popularity as more people are working and studying remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Zoom, despite its issues, has seen a massive surge in popularity due to the ease of use of its platform and the fact that it can support as many as 100 users at a time.
In what should have been a fantastic year for video conferencing app Zoom turned out to be something of a nightmare. The app has been plagued with a number of security and privacy issues, ultimately forcing the company to suspend the introduction of new features and instead focus on cleaning up the app.
Zoom’s explosion in popularity should have been a great thing, but unfortunately, it only exposed the app’s security and privacy flaws which could compromise accounts. Unfortunately for Zoom, it looks like the company’s troubles are far from over because according to a report from BleepingComputer, it appears that over half a million Zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums.
These days many of us are working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. This means that video conferencing apps have become more popular than ever, where colleagues are calling each other to get work done and to conduct meetings virtually. Since this is no longer in an office setting, many have understandably opted to work in comfortable clothing.
In the past few months, Zoom has enjoyed an explosion in popularity. However, this popularity put the app under a very bright spotlight in which several privacy and security related issues were discovered. This has led to some organizations, such as school districts, to ban the use of the app.
Zoom has been discovered to contain quite a bit of vulnerabilities regarding its security and privacy. More recently, it seems that the app has been found to be routing some of its calls made in North America through China, which has raised some concerns regarding the privacy of the app.
Zoom just can’t seem to catch a break. Recently according to a report from the security researchers at Citizen Lab, they discovered that some Zoom calls were being routed through China. These were calls that were made in North America, but yet for some reason were being sent through China.
Zoom’s explosion in popularity has put the company under a microscope, where it was discovered that there were certain practices made by the company that were a bit concerning. One of which involved the way they approached the installer for the macOS version of the app, which was discovered to be a bit shady.