Zoom Video Meeting Platform Not Safe, Warning by Government

In the recent lockdown period, Zoom has become trending in app stores in India. Zoom is an internet-based video conferencing platform that allows up to 100 users to meet online with or without video. It also allows users to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share each other’s screen with an easy to use User Interface.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governments across the globe have either advised or forced the organizations to allow their employees to work from their homes. And as Zoom allows up to 100 people on the same video conferencing, the use of Zoom application is at its highest peak. Despite its dynamic features, The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a warning to all the users of the Zoom app regarding its usage. After receiving various complaints from the zoom app user regarding the leak passwords and hijacking of the video calls, the Government of India has issued guidelines that it should only be used for private purposes and not for official ones. India’s nodal digital security office had earlier cautioned users of the Zoom video-conferencing application that it was inclined to breaches. This came following cases of spilled passwords and programmers capturing video calls halfway through conferences. Not only India but even Google, Space X, the U.S. Senate, and New York City’s school district have enacted similar restrictions due to privacy and security vulnerability.

The founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Yuan recently apologized for what he called missing the mark concerning “the community’s – and our own – privacy and security expectations.” The organization was committing assets to recognize and fix the issues he included. Zoom has delighted in a flood in utilization since the pandemic episode started, as a significant number of individuals use it to remain associated while confining themselves. In March, it had around 200 million individuals utilizing its framework consistently, up from 10 million a year ago.