Leading video conferencing providers are racing to update software in an effort to address security concerns.
Zoom is the latest to release a new update after it was revealed that widespread “Zoombombing” was taking place, where unauthorised people could hijack meetings by getting hold of meeting ID’s and either disrupting proceedings or remaining silent and eavesdropping.
Many Meeting ID’s are freely visible by doing a Google search so it’s vital to keep credentials for meetings private to just the participants to help keep things secure.
If you are using Zoom, there are several tips to help your meeting stay private:
Some expert “Zoombombers” can still skirt some of these security features but Zoom have pledged to stamp out issues over the next 90 days.
Zoom are by no means the only platform linked to security issues. The owners of Houseparty have offered a $1 million reward for evidence that they are the subject of a viral smear campaign after being accused of lax security following reports of hacks to Netflix, Spotify and PayPal accounts. Epic Games, who bought Houseparty in 2019, says it believes there is no evidence of of hacks taking place.
Even so, it’s a timely reminder that millions of businesses using online video conferencing software are potentially putting their secure company data at risk.
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