Zoom is Not a Safe Platform for Private Users: MHA

Zoom is an online video conferencing application/software which has been used by many organizations recently due to the work-from-home culture. MHA has however considered it an unsafe platform for private users. Check out more details here.

by Monika

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 17:34 IST

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Is Zoom Unsafe?

On Thursday, The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday said the Zoom meeting app is not a safe platform for video conference, issuing a set of guidelines for the safety of private users who "still would like to use Zoom for a private purpose." According to the advisory, MHA has deemed Zoom as unsafe as it is asking individuals using the video conferencing app to adhere to specific security settings to safeguard their meetings from malicious attackers.

The government said it would prevent unauthorized entry in the conference room and even viperous activity by authorized participants on terminals of the other participants. It would also avoid the DOS attack by restricting users via passwords and access permissions.

"Most of the settings can be done by login into users zoom account at the website or installed application at PC/Laptop/Phone and also during the conduct of the conference. However, certain settings are possible through certain mode/channel only," the guidelines from the Union home ministry read.

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