Since the last time we mentioned Zoom, it seems there have been alerts put out there asking people to stop using it. There are numerous problems with it. Sure, it is probably the easiest meeting software for non-technical people to use but the security is what has people up in arms.
So what is the problem? There are a few. Even last summer they found there was software used to bypass security to be able to launch it in a few clicks. This also makes it easy for hackers to start webcams and watch users without them knowing. The other bad thing is this bug remained even after the user uninstalls Zoom. Apple has removed this component by issuing a force-deployed update to every Mac in the world.
There are other things. Zoom can use your private video calls and sell ads. What if you are using Zoom to speak with your therapist? What kind of ads will they be marketing?
Another thing that was “fixed” was the fact that Zoom was sending user info to Facebook. That has since been fixed in an update.
Here is a light-hearted parody of the Zoom security issues:
A message about security from the CEO of Zoom 😉 pic.twitter.com/SuI7sUlsM3
— Alex Sexton (@SlexAxton) April 11, 2020