14 Jul 2020

Researchers extract personal data from video conference screenshots

According to researchers at Ben-Gurion University, video conference users should refrain from posting screenshotted images of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet conference sessions. The researchers easily identified users from public screenshots of video meetings on the platforms. With the pandemic and the shift to teleworking, video conferencing has increased

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17 Apr 2020

Zoom Revamps Bug Bounty Program

On Wednesday, the video conferencing platform Zoom announced that it is re-launching its bug bounty program in collaboration with Luta Security. The company aims to make significant changes to the program amid security alerts regarding the platform’s cybersecurity practices and safety. Researchers have reported finding potentially serious vulnerabilities in the

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17 Apr 2020

Alleged Zoom Zero-Days for Windows, MacOS for Sale, Report

New Zoom zero-days have allegedly been discovered for sale, effecting Windows and macOS. Hackers have claimed that they discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities for the Zoom video conferencing platform, being sold online for $500,000. The zero-days may allow threat actors to spy on private video conferences hosted through Zoom and exploit

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09 Apr 2020

Zoom’s fall: Google bans Zoom from staffers’ gear

Last week, Google announced that it will block Zoom from all Google-provided devices, including computers and smartphones. Google stated that they have historically not allowed employees to use unapproved apps for work that are outside of Google’s corporate network. The company informed its employees that Zoom will no longer run

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08 Apr 2020

Experts question abrupt decision by New York City to ban Zoom from use in all public schools

Across the world, educators and students alike have been abruptly thrown into new online class situations as schools and universities close in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. A large portion of educators have been using the video conferencing platform Zoom to hold online lessons and

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