Friday, August 7, 2020

Zoom planning to roll out stronger encryption for paying customers

Overview on Zoom Updated Feature:

Zoom has confirmed its plan to “strengthen video call protection” to enhance consumer security further. The business plans to enforce this better protection only for Zoom paid customers, rather than through the use of the free level of the software.

As we discussed several occasions, Zoom ‘s usage of the COVID-19 pandemic has grown dramatically. However, with this development, Zoom has come to resolve a variety of privacy and security issues. The company has made changes to policies and has addressed privacy from time to time.

Zoom is now going to ‘improve video conference protection for paid consumers and organizations, including colleges.’ But those using Zoom ‘s free level do not have strengthened protection behavior.

Earlier this month, it announced that Zoom purchased Keybase, a startup for the cryptic message and file sharing. This system is probably the base for encrypted Zoom video calls.

The company explained the precautions it introduced in a recent blog post.

AES 256-bit GCM encryption

Zoom is moving to the 256-bit AES GCM encryption standard that offers improved data protection in transit and tampers prevention. This means that the Zoom Conference, Zoom videos Webinars and Zooms Phone data have security and dignity. Zoom 5.0 supports GCM protection and will enforce this requirement until GCM is allowed for all users by next week. System-wide activation planned for May 30.

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Zoom protection functions, accessible earlier in all the meetings menus, are now clustered together and identified by pressing the Security icon on the host ‘s screen in the meeting menu bar.

More detail is not yet available, but Zoom should step in incorporating end-to-end encryption. Many other renowned platforms like Apple FaceTime, WhatsApp, Messager, etc. are already providing end to end encryption. Other platforms like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet has never been like Zoom has since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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