More on the ZOOM app Security Issues..

The Tech Industry has been complaining about the ZOOM app for more than 3 years now. You will not find ZOOM on any corporate authorized purchase lists nor does it appear on any government agency purchasing lists either. SERIOUS SECURITY issues are the reason. Now.. Mozilla has had enough they are not proactively advising the ZOOM leadership that for ZOOM to grow at all it MUST address ALL of the obvious security issues within! 

During this global pandemic, video conferencing is helping keep us connected. One notable trend is the sudden spike in the number of people using Zoom from 10 million daily users in December to more than 200 million daily users in March.1 Zoom was designed to host business meetings, and until recently that was its primary use. But as the variety of Zoom gatherings and types of users have expanded, its privacy and security practices are under greater scrutiny.

Last week, we asked supporters like you what would be helpful during this time, and many of you asked for an evaluation of available video conferencing tools. We’ve started with Zoom, because of its sudden popularity for everything from virtual yoga classes, to happy hours, to online academic classes.

We’ve been closely monitoring news about Zoom’s privacy and security in recent weeks and we’re working to address some of the more worrying Zoom features. Notably, many Zoom gatherings have been hijacked by malicious actors in a practice now known as “Zoombombing.”2 You can take steps right now to protect yourself from these risks. Check out this blog post for tips for participants and hosts.

We’re pleased to see that Zoom has announced it’s focusing resources on beefing up security and privacy features for all users.3 We’re in communication directly with Zoom about some specific suggestions on how they can make security and privacy controls more accessible for people, including enabling privacy features by default… MORE..

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