JAKARTA – Zoom video conferencing application updates the security system and privacy protection in the application. This update comes with the Zoom update version 5.0, which has supported the encryption feature during the process teleconference take place.
Launch The Verge, Zoom uses the ACM 256-bit GCM encryption standard. The system will increase data protection and resistance to interruptions that often occur during teleconference.
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Although not encryption end-to-end, however, Zoom claims this level of encryption will be easy to use for its service users. This system will be thoroughly active once Zoom users get software update.
In fact, Zoom is indeed having a problem with protecting the personal data of its users. Especially since the page The Intercept revealed that Zoom’s security features are inaccurate and far from below average encryption standards.
What’s a phenomenon Zoombombing, which is often annoying teleconference Zoom users. Disturbances that are often experienced by users, ranging from the appearance of pornographic images or videos to swearing at provocative words.
According to security firm Exabeam, Zoom has made significant improvements to its services. With the aim of providing security and privacy protection for users in the service teleconference.
“Moving to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption scheme should be a sufficient step to support the level of encryption expected for streaming conference data,” said Mark Ostrowski, chief engineering officer at Check Point Security.
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– Zoom (@zoom_us) April 23, 2020
Mark explained, Zoom now gives users control in managing privacy in every video meeting. “Routing data users’ controls can also limit where conference data can be routed as part of a call,” he explained.
In the last few weeks, Zoom has also added several other features to increase the privacy of its users. The addition of this feature automatically changes the basic settings of Zoom in activating security measures.
Previously, Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan publicly apologized to its users due to security issues in the app. He promised that in the near future he would update the security plan program on Zoom so that it could be used by its users.
“In the next 90 days, we are committed to dedicating the energy needed to identify, track and correct (security) issues more proactively,” Yuan said as quoted by Antara. The Verge.
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