As we know that because of coronavirus pandemic many corporate and private sectors have encouraged their employees to work from home. now, even universities and colleges started taking online classes.
Because of the increase in demand for online meetings and online classes zoom app tied the knot. Zoom suddenly became the video meeting service of choice: Daily meetings and daily online classes enhanced possible because of Zoom. Thanks to zoom.
here’s a timeline of zoom’s security and privacy problem, that has come in limelight in recent times.
Zoom user privacy and security issue:
Zoom started collecting some important user private data such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, job title, employer. Even if you don’t make an account with Zoom, it will collect and keep data on what type of device you are using, and your IP address.
In the most recent allegations, a few more serious flaws were found in Zoom software and encryption on April 3, although the company already has addressed the new impression of Zoom data being routed through China. It also collects data from your social media profiles (such as your behavior in Facebook etc)
Although their leaders said that they are very concerned about user privacy and security. here’s what they had to say…
Contrarian view: Zoom will soon be the most secure conferencing tool out there.— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) April 1, 2020
(But too bad they didn’t save themselves some grief and engage in some security assessments of their own to avoid this trial by fire) https://t.co/8BLeNJiV7V
Zoom Attention Tracing System:
Whenever you host a call, you have the option to activate Zoom’s attendee attention tracking feature. This feature informs the call’s host anytime someone on the call “does not have Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App in focus for more than 30 seconds.” In other words, if you are on a Zoom call and you click away from Zoom, the host of the call will be notified after 30 seconds, regardless of whether you minimized Zoom to take notes, check your email, or respond to a question on another app.
This feature raises a lot more user privacy speculation. that’s why many are concerned about their private privacy.
Here’s why Google bans Zoom:
Not only does Zoom misled its users about its “end-to-end encryption”, but it seems to be fu*ked up, um, not telling the truth about the quality of its encryption algorithm.
Google already banned the use of Zoom on company-owned representative devices and warned that the software will stop working on those devices by this week.
Google said: “it does not meet our security standards for apps used by our employees.”
Now, in this world of the digital era, do you still belives in user privacy and security…
I hope I made u aware of zoom privacy vulnerability with this article. Share this with your friends and family and make them aware. Comment your views about your experience while using zoom app.