Zoom: Give me the securi-TEA!
posted by: Heather Mathis
Everyone knows the big topic of the past few months: COVID-19. With that comes multiple challenges, one of which is connecting with friends, family, and colleagues. One of the major players on that front is Zoom, a well-known video conferencing service famous for it’s versatile and high-quality platform.
Recently, however, some security issues began to crop up for non-business users. A major issue was Zoombombing, a viral “trend” where uninvited attendees break into a Zoom meeting and disturb whatever conference is being held. Some institutions also claimed that Zoom’s encryption standards also weren’t up to par.
Pretty scary, right? Well, not so fast! As soon as these concerns cropped up, the Zoom team began pushing out updates that addressed these flaws. To top it off, Zoom’s founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, has announced that they are going to be releasing Zoom 5.0, which supports AES 256-Bit GCM encryption and now allows hosts to report users! This is a big deal for Zoom – with these security patches, not only do they rival similar video conferencing companies, they completely outmatch them!
Zoom 5.0 is the result of the hard work of several of the industry’s security experts, and it’s being released this week! In a recent statement while discussing the 5.0 release, Eric Yuan stated,
“I am proud to reach this step in our 90-day plan, but this is just the beginning. We built our business by delivering happiness to our customers. We will earn our customers’ trust and deliver them happiness with our unwavering focus on providing the most secure platform.”
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