Zoom Vulnerabilities- Why Testing and Scanning are Important

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Recently, a lot of news outlets published articles on the security vulnerabilities in Zoom.  With the Coronovirus forcing nearly everyone to stay home, many companies and people started using Zoom to help maintain communication.  This resulted in 200 million daily meeting participants in March, up from the 10 million users it reported in December.  They didn’t foresee that happening.

The issue is that many security researchers and cybercriminals found vulnerabilities they could exploit. One Windows vulnerability could allow someone to exploit the chat feature to steal login details. Mac devices are not excluded from this. One such vulnerability would allow someone to hijack a user’s device to give control of the webcam and microphone.

Eric Yaun, the CEO, stated that they will need to focus on identifying vulnerabilities and addressing them quickly.

Exponential growth can happen to any company, with the right circumstances.  It’s better to conduct penetration testing and vulnerability scanning before the growth happens.  It’s better for users and better for PR.

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