Zoom is one of the most popular and most used video calling and virtual conferencing app at the moment with a base of users that include millions and millions of people from all over the world. Recently Zoom managed to beat TikTok and become the most downloaded app in a single quarter; the iOS version of the app was downloaded tens of millions of times since April 1st.
What enabled Zoom to become the most successful video conferencing app of the year is its efficacy and continuous updates that bring about new features and improved privacy settings. Unfortunately, online privacy is one of the major issues for most online calling services and apps in 2020. It was revealed recently that Zoom is suffering from a serious vulnerability that could compromise the quality of the service.
The app’s vulnerability was discovered over the past days for Windows 7, and it could enable any hacker – or online attacker – to remotely carry out an arbitrary code on any system. Experts have categorized the latest Zoom vulnerability as serious – and that’s because the user usually has sensitive or private information shared on the app. Consequently, all users are advised to update the app to the latest venison available as soon as possible.
The app has already launched an encrypted version last month that’s equipped to protect personal and important information of the users. However with the rising popularity of Zoom, many hackers and internet attackers tend to search for vulnerabilities to sobatge the rising service.