Zoom really shot to the forefront during the pandemic when everyone had to start working, take classes, and socialize from home. Zoom went from 10 million daily users in December 2019 to a whopping 300 million users in April 2020.
However, the hidden security issues arose with full force. Zoom’s end-to-end encryption wasn’t what it stated. Zoom meeting attendees could also check lots of information about you. The privacy policies gave them a free hand in using user information to do whatever it wanted to.
Most of the existing flaws have been fixed, but new issues still pop up now and then. Here’s what you need to know:
Latest Issues and Fixes in Zoom
CERT-In Warns About Numerous Zoom Vulnerabilities: September 19, 2022
The multiple vulnerabilities CERT-In has identified include the following:
- An unauthorized remote hacker is capable of joining a Zoom meeting.
- Remote hackers are capable of downloading video and audio from the meetings they aren’t authorized to join.
These pose serious threats. So to help combat this, ensure your Zoom is updated to the latest version to avoid these potential attacks.
Zoom Went Down for Thousands of Users: July 28, 2022
According to Downdetector, Zoom went down, affecting thousands of users due to its telephony feature’s degradation. As a result, users couldn’t make calls through Zoom Phone. However, Zoom has fixed this issue, and all their features work fine now.
Fooling Users into Downgrading their Zoom Client: May 25, 2022
According to a security researcher from Google’s Project Zero, a major flaw appeared in the Zoom Rooms for Conference Room and Zoom Client for Meetings, in which the software failed to thoroughly check the installed Zoom version during the updating process. The client’s and Zoom’s servers use unique XML parsing libraries. So, a remote hacker could send a legit-looking message to the client and ask them to download a downgraded version of Zoom, gaining access to valuable, sensitive information.
Thankfully, this security flaw was also patched when Zoom released its 5.10.0 version, which fixed multiple vulnerabilities. Updating your Zoom to the latest video conferencing version will keep you safe from hackers exploiting these vulnerabilities.