Hello everyone, I am really sorry that i haven’t updated my blog in a month and that is because i have been busy with my personal life. And with that settled,I want to start taking this blog seriously, so i will make it a habit to update this blog with technology news every week and providing my own commentary on the news. I hope to enjoy this hobby of writing and for everyone to be able to read. Thanks and i hope everyone is staying safe from the COVID-19 outbreak. Feel free to comment!
With the current COVID-19 situation, many have begun to work from home and have resorted to using video conferencing software such as Zoom to conduct meetings and even for casual social interaction with friends. In fact, Zoom has seen a jump of users using its software ever since the coronavirus outbreak.
With the convenience of technology, comes a set of problems and that is privacy concerns.
The Washington Post reported that thousands Zoom videos are exposed on the web and people were able to access these videos which included business meetings that shared confidential financial information and even conversations which may be considered sensitive. The videos are recorded through Zoom’s software and saved onto a separate online storage space and Zoom gives it similar naming conventions that allows a simple online search to display lists of recorded videos that anyone can download and watch. And this is not the first time that Zoom has encountered privacy concerns such as hackers being able to take control of users cameras and microphones.
I was shocked to hear about this as i know of family members who have been using Zoom to conduct business meetings and to have social interactions and at this present situation where people fear the virus, we can’t afford to also fear for our online privacy as well, I do hope that Zoom will address this situation as soon as possible before it gets out of hand. In the meantime, you can follow these steps to safeguard your video calls on Zoom. Stay safe everyone.