Zoom Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered During COVID-19

Zoom Security Vulnerabilities

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people worldwide to stay at home since the outbreak has reached affected countries, Zoom a not much popular video conferencing app as compared to Skype and Facebook messenger suddenly became the video meeting service of choice. They made it so easy and convenient to look for others, send pictures, make video calls and make videos of loved ones and family members sick, who could be held and cared for for free.

According to the CNET.com article, the daily meeting platform surged from 10 million in December 2019 to 200 million in March, 2020. And if you are a regular social media user, you may have seen a lot of posts with screenshots of people doing video conferencing, a good way of staying at home while meeting friends during this pandemic.

Only some days later this application was removed from the app store as it was found to have wide spread bug which could expose personal information of its users, and that’s why Zoom was shutdown by Google. After that fact, the company lost most of its users, as well as getting banned from a number of exchanges.

When I googled Zoom’s security vulnerabilities, searched results showed below.

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