In this digital era, everything is becoming easier to have. The internet is making the process smooth. The Smartphone brings the world in our hands. No matter where we are or where our loved ones are, they are just one call away. We can see them through video chat. There are many ways like Skype, Google Duo, etc. for video chatting. Zoom Cloud Meeting is that type of app. But there is a controversy that has been rising about its privacy and security issues. Users need to look at this serious issue.
Zoom Cloud Meeting
This app allows users to conduct video conferences, online meetings, chat and also mobile collaboration. Eric Yuan founded Zoom Video Communication in 2011 for providing remote conferencing service to the public. It has headquartered in San Jose, California. Zoom Video Communication has several divisions that are Zoom Meeting, Zoom Premium Audio, Zoom Video Webinar, etc.
As we all know, due to coronavirus pandemic almost everybody is stuck at home. Naturally, they want to connect others through video calls. Along with other apps, Zoom also gained popularity in this amid the situation. It is according to Sensor Tower most popular app in iPhones in the US. People are gathering here to attend online classes, lectures, meetings, etc.
But because of that security issues, its popularity is in great danger.
Allegations Against Zoom Regarding Privacy And Security Problems
Zoom is now facing a huge threat because of its huge privacy and security backlash. It is getting more serious than even the FBI warns the company on this matter. Apple also interfered in it and removed the app silently from Macs, for their serious security fault allowed the website to hijack Mac’s camera.
Users know that each Zoom call needs an ID of 9 or 11 digits. These digits are very easy to guess and anyone can get into meetings. Pranksters even broadcast shock videos during video call. Thought the company is adjusting its default security settings, but the information is still leaking. That means even if the company claimed that they are using end-to-end encryption, but actually, they are using transport encryption.
Although the company didn’t state any official comment on the issue, but CEO Eric Yuan said that the authority will do their best to improve the default settings. Zoom needs to act fast on this issue because it’s getting more sensitive every day.