Launch of Zoom 5.0, claims to offer better security features


Zoom has been in question for some time for security reasons, with everyone advising not to use the Zoom app. Even large security agencies have advised government officials not to use the app. On Wednesday, Zoom announced in its video communications that it was upgrading the encryption features in its video conferencing app to further protect data and protection against tampering. The company said in a statement that the new version of the app is Zoom 5.0, which will be released later this week. The new version will get many features including better encryption, data routing control, improved host control.

We tell you, the number of users of the Zoom app has grown from 10 million daily users to 200 million users in the last three months. However, the number of users has decreased after security researchers found bugs in it. At the same time, the company also failed to say that its service was not encrypted to the end.

This application saw problems like “zombombing”, so the undoubted members were part of the conference. That is why some agencies, schools and the government have stopped using it.

The company has launched a 90-day plan to address security issues, and has hired former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser. In the market, this app competes with video conferencing apps like Microsoft Team and Cisco Webex.

Zoom Says they’ve made a number of changes to their user interface, including more security and invite member checks for password protection. The biggest change is the ES256-bit GCM encryption standard.

Other changes include a security icon for accessing the zoom protection feature, a default waiting room, a password for cloud recording, and a secure account for sharing contacts. The company says a few features have also been made available.

“I’m very proud that we’ve reached this 90-day plan, it’s just a start we want to make and give them happiness,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom.

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