Zoom tackles hackers with new security measures
Zoom is implementing new security measures as it fights to prevent hackers from “thundering” video calls.
The trolls have stopped video conferencing with offensive content, including racist and homophobic images.
Those with free Zoom accounts must use a password for all meetings.
As a result, an outreach awareness meeting on the platform was targeted by a hacker who posted a video describing child abuse.
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Zoom has sought to strengthen its security measures since promising to solve its “greater trust, security and privacy” problems in April.
His latest move, aimed at free users of his platform, will be implemented on May 9th.
A new level of encryption will also be introduced across the platform starting May 30, which says it “will provide greater protection to meet data and tamper resistance.”
Jo O’Reilly, deputy director of ProPrivacy, suggested that Zoom still has a long way to go if you want to stop big companies like Google from banning the use of the platform.
“This update may be enough to bring consumers back on board,” he told the BBC.
“However, if they want to reverse the trend of large companies and the government to move away from using Zoom, it will take much more than superficial solutions like forced passwords.
“The biggest problems like lack of end-to-end encryption and real concerns about data from the UK or the US passing through China, making it unsuitable for commercially or politically sensitive meetings, are much more difficult to resolve, “added Ms O’Reilly.
Hijackers of video calls can often be difficult to identify and track down, due to the rapid nature of the attacks.
This attack occurred on April 30 during a videoconference for the end of the month about raising awareness of the sexual assault.
According to The Mercury News, a hacker released a video describing child abuse and forced the meeting to end.
The community event in San Francisco was intended to allow victims of sexual violence to share their stories.
A district attorney spokesman said he was aware of the matter and was considering it.
“We are horrified by what happened during one of our partner’s town hall events that promote awareness of the sexual assault month,” he said.
“The intrusion further underlines the importance of programs that fight and prevent sexual violence, including the prosecution of those who exploit children.”
A Zoom spokesman added that the platform was investigating the incident to “ensure that appropriate measures are taken”.