Ever since the world got affected with the deadly coronavirus, work from home has became compulsory for so mnay IT, banking and other professionals all over the world. Zoom app has become one of top business app on iphones. However Apple and Space X doesn’t want to use Zoom App because of the security and privacy concerns
According to various reports Elon Musk has told its employees not to use Zoom. ” we understand that many of us were using this tool for conferences and meeting support. please use email, text or phone as alternative means of communicaiton”.
NASA has also banned its employees from using Zoom app because of privacy and security concerns. Lack of end to end encryption has been a big concern. Today Zoom CEO Eric has apoligied and said in this post that the company is taking necessary step to meet the challenges. Zoom wil not launch any feautres in next 90 days instead they’re going to work on security and privacy.Eric says he is going to shift all the focus on security and privacy concers rather than adding new features. They are going to understand all the secusrity issues and tackle them. He says, Enhancing their current Bug bounty program will help them.starting from the next week, He will host a weekly webinar on wednesdays at 10am to provide privacy and security updates. Some of the reactions below:
- True. Perhaps when they keep referring to “The Google” it might be a warning we heed.
- Not sure why Zoom is being called out. @Webex had that same problem last month.
- Zoom is popular because it’s reliable and convenient. But it’s also proven to be a security and privacy nightmare.
- a proper and thorough investigation into all Chinese tech products is needed
- Troubling. Especially sad that hackers would take advantage of our current situation to troll live Zoom meetings (Zoombomb) and post disturbing content. I hope the company can fix this and the privacy issues (Facebook data sharing issues) soon.
- It’s easy to say malware, privacy nightmare, etc. even with only a little bit of evidence, because no one wants to be a chump using an insecure product. Cynicism is easy. Balanced product security advice is hard. But it’s critical.