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Zoom Backtracks And Will Offer End To End Encryption To ALL Users

June 17, 2020

Recently, I wrote about the fact that Zoom was going to roll out end to end encryption, but only to people who pay Zoom. To nobody’s surprise that upset free users. But those users should be happy now as Zoom has apparently backtracked: Today, Zoom released an updated E2EE design on GitHub. We are also pleased […]

Guest Post: Atlas VPN Says That Microsoft & Zoom Are The Most Impersonated Brands At 80% In 2020

April 6, 2021

It is no secret that cybercriminals often pretend to be someone they are not to lure out people’s money or valuable information, and what can be better used for this purpose than a well-known and trusted brand? According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Microsoft and Zoom were the most commonly impersonated companies in […]

Why Didn’t FaceTime Take Off Like Zoom Did During The Pandemic?

June 3, 2020

During this pandemic everybody and their dog is using Zoom. So much so it doesn’t seem that any other video chat app currently exists. And that includes FaceTime. It’s on a billion or so iPhones worldwide. And I can safely say that during the course of this pandemic, I have yet to use FaceTime for […]

Zoom Fixes Vulnerability After Saying That It Wouldn’t Fix It…. But This Isn’t Over Yet

July 10, 2019

Yesterday I wrote about a pretty bad vulnerability with the Zoom videoconferencing product where a malicious web page could be used to take control of the video camera on a Mac. On top of that it was also discovered that when you install Zoom on a Mac, it installs a web server without your knowledge, […]

Apple Takes Action To Remove That Zoom Web Server Which Has Been Shown To Be A Security Risk

July 11, 2019

I guess that Apple felt that the security risks posed by the Zoom video conferencing software and the response by Zoom to fix the issue was too great to ignore as TechCrunch is reporting that Apple has pushed a silent update to remove the Zoom web server that is at the center of this controversy. […]

Zoom Has A Serious Vulnerability That Can Trigger Video Calls With Almost Zero User Interaction

July 9, 2019

Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh has discovered a serious vulnerability with the highly popular Zoom Video Conferencing service. In a Medium post, Leitschuh demonstrated that simply visiting a webpage allows the site to forcibly initiate a video call on a Mac with the Zoom app installed. Which of course is not good. There was another issue that […]

GoTo Sends Its Customers A Note On Video Conference Security….. To Throw Some Shade On Zoom Perhaps?

July 11, 2019

Zoom who have had a couple of issues this week that made the news, which did get fixed by Zoom and Apple, now may be having their competitors throw some shade on them. Case in point is GoTo which own GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar among other products. I was tipped off by a reader that they got an email that […]

Apple Takes Action Again To Remove More Zoom Related Vulnerabilities From Macs Everywhere

July 16, 2019

According to The Verge, Apple has  pushed a second silent security update to Macs via their XProtect functionality to address further vulnerabilities related to the Zoom video conferencing app for macOS which I reported on last week. Much like the last silent security update that I covered, Apple removed software that was installed by RingCentral […]

Guest Post: Take The SquadCast Challenge!

April 23, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve all become intimately familiar with our (not-so) new coworker Zoom after switching to remote work, remote cocktail parties, and even remote exercise. So it’s understandable why some might still default to using Zoom for conducting and recording podcast and remote interviews. However, there are some major differences between SquadCast and the world’s most […]

Samsung Announces Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

February 11, 2020

Samsung at their Unpacked event today has launched the Galaxy S20, the S20 Plus, and the S20 Ultra. All of these phones replace the S10 lineup from last year. Key features of the S20 and S20 plus include: Snapdragon 865 processor 12GB of RAM 5G connectivity Punch-hole selfie camera which is a 10MP sensor with […]