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Zoom Now Says End-to-End Encryption Will Be Available for All Users

Friday June 19, 2020 2:58 am PDT by
In a U-turn by the popular videoconferencing platform, Zoom this week announced it will make end-to-end encryption available to all users, both paid and unpaid. ...we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform. This will enable us to offer E2EE as an advanced add-on feature for all of our users around the...

Zoom Developing End-to-End Encryption Feature for Paying Users

Monday June 1, 2020 3:51 am PDT by
Videoconferencing service Zoom says it is developing end-to-end encryption for the platform, but the feature will only be available to paying users. Speaking to Reuters, Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos confirmed the plan, which had been based on "a combination of technological, safety and business factors." Zoom has attracted millions of free and paying customers amid the global...

Over 500,000 Zoom Accounts Sold on the Dark Web and Hacker Forums

Tuesday April 14, 2020 3:53 am PDT by
Hundreds of thousands of Zoom accounts are being sold or given away for free on the dark web and hacker forums, according to a new report by BleepingComputer. Zoom has surged in popularity in recent weeks as the number of people working from home has increased, but concerns about the videoconferencing app's security have also made the headlines. However, the availability of Zoom accounts on...

Zoom Updates Mac App Installer to Remove Controversial 'Preflight' Installation Method

Thursday April 2, 2020 11:42 am PDT by
The popular video conferencing company Zoom has been under scrutiny over the past few days for the method used to install the Mac version of its app, which essentially abused a "preflight" compatibility check to install the app without the user needing to explicitly grant installation permission, as highlighted by developer Felix Seele earlier this week. Screenshot of preflight compatibility ...

Apple Pushes Another Automatic Mac Software Update to Address Further Zoom-Related Vulnerabilities

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:42 am PDT by
Apple today pushed a second silent security update to Macs to address further vulnerabilities related to the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS, reports The Verge. Apple removed software that was installed by RingCentral and Zhumu, two video conferencing apps that relied on technology from Zoom and were also found to have the same vulnerabilities as Zoom earlier this week. These two...

Apple Pushes Automatic Mac Software Update to Remove Vulnerable Zoom Web Server

Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:57 pm PDT by
Earlier this week, a serious vulnerability with the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS was disclosed, with attackers potentially able to hijack users' webcams. The vulnerability was particularly notable because Zoom had installed a hidden web server on users' computers in order to allow for automatic answering of incoming calls, and that web server was not only the weak point that could...

Serious Vulnerability in Zoom Video Conference App Could Let Websites Hijack Mac Webcams [Updated]

Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:58 am PDT by
A serious zero-day vulnerability in the Zoom video conferencing app for Mac was publicly disclosed today by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh. In a Medium post, Leitschuh demonstrated that simply visiting a webpage allows the site to forcibly initiate a video call on a Mac with the Zoom app installed. The flaw is said to be partly due to a web server the Zoom app installs on Macs...