Zoom goes downhill since the revelation that the supposed end-to-end encryption was a sham. And is that after the excitement that Zoom enjoyed Due to containment measures that require remote work, users and companies, everything has changed.
Now they have started to ban for the use of this application of videoconferencing and the main reason, is security and privacy problems have been reported repeatedly. During the month of January, lcybersecurity company Check Point demonstrated that an attacker can easily generate IDs Active meetings, which they can then use to join meetings if they are not password protected.
Although the Zoom company made several recommendationssuch as the use of waiting rooms, passwords, mute controls or screen sharing limitation, the public continued to use Zoom without using these security measures
As a result, numerous cases of zoombombing have been reported (Unauthorized intrusion into meetings of people using the Zoom app to annoy them). There have been reports of people entering meetings to add pornographic videos.
In addition to the zoombombing that currently concerns users of the platform, other safety issues have also been raised. Last week, former NSA hacker “Patrick Wardle” announced that he discovered two bugs in the Zoom app that allow malicious third parties to take control of a Mac computer, including the webcam, microphone, and even full system access. .
After this discovery, many companies began to distance themselves from the application, including Elon Musk, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, the NSA, Google employees, among others.
As the application Zoom has received increasing criticism for its security concerns, other security experts continued to dissect it and identified various problems, such as the fact that meetings in Zoom do not support end-to-end encryption which means that the Zoom company can access the content of meetings conducted with its application or that certain Zoom encryption keys are transmitted to the meeting participants through a server based in China.
All these problems have caused users to turn against the company. Last week, a Zoom user filed a class action lawsuit against Zoom Video Communications in a California court.
The initiative follows reports that the Zoom app for iOS was sending analytics information to Facebook when users opened the app.
According to Zoom argued that "It used a Facebook development kit, which warned in its documentation that it received data from any app developed with it", but this information was not included in the application's documentation, much less within its terms and conditions of use of the application.
Aware that it has many things to fix in its application, the Zoom company has gone to work to provide an answer to the security and confidentiality problems of which it is accused.
But for now, actions seem insufficient, because one of its shareholders, including Michael Drieu, launched a class action lawsuit last Tuesday v. Zoom Video Communications, accusing the company of having overestimated its confidentiality standards for its application and for failing to disclose that its service did not actually have end-to-end encryption.
In the past week, Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, apologized to users, saying the company had failed to meet community expectations for privacy and security and was taking steps to address the security issues currently facing the app.
Even though this may be too late, since various applications have taken advantage of this application problem to offer their services, such as Facebook, Skype, Houseparty, FaceTime, among others.