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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06 Apr 2020

DOJ Says Zoom-Bombing is Illegal, Could Lead to Jail Time

The Department of Justice has warned the public that ‘Zoom-bombing’ is illegal and those who are involved in such practices may be charged with federal and state crimes. The ‘Zoom-bombing’ incidents have frequently been occurring as a result of a massive work-from-home movement in the US as well as colleges

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02 Apr 2020

Two Zoom Zero-Day Flaws Uncovered

Patrick Wardle, a security researcher with Jamf, has uncovered two zero-day flaws in the Zoom macOS client version. The telecom and online class platform vulnerabilities have the potential to give local attackers root privileges, which subsequently allow the attackers to access the victims’ microphone and camera. The two flaws have

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31 Mar 2020

FBI Warns of Ongoing Zoom-Bombing Attacks on Video Meetings

Yesterday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of what has been deemed “Zoom bombing,” in which people hijack Zoom video conferences currently popular for telecommuting and online classes. The goal of these hijackers is to disrupt those meetings electronically over the platform or pulling pranks that are later

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30 Mar 2020

FCC Issues Waiver For Telecom Supporting Zoom and WebEx Traffic

The recent pandemic has resulted in thousands of employees and students using the teleconferencing services Zoom and WebEx to work and attend online classes, resulting in an issue with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) access arbitrage rules. The violation, also known as access stimulation, stems from the two applications’ traffic

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29 Jan 2020

Zoom Fixes Flaw Opening Meetings to Hackers

This week, enterprise video conferencing firm Zoom has patched a flaw that previously allowed attackers to guess a meeting ID and enter a private meeting held between two entities using Zoom services. The company has experienced a series of security issues and subsequent patches after researchers stated that the company’s

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