What you need to know
- Zoom has pushed out another weekly security update.
- The latest iteration brings new and improved password requirements.
- It has also improved meeting ID generation for increased privacy.
Zoom has issued the latest of its weekly updates regarding its push to make the platform more secure.
Last week, Zoom announced a collaboration with industry security experts from the likes of Netflix, Uber, and EA. Now, we are beginning to see the fruits of those labors.
In a blog post on April 14, Zoom announced updates to its password requirements, random meeting IDs and more. From the release:
Zoom has also updated Cloud recordings, turning on passwords by default for all accounts and enhancing password complexity.
Zoom has restored third-party file sharing after temporarily disabling the feature as part of its security review. It has also updated Zoom Chat so that users can hide the message preview for desktop chat notifications. If you turn it off, you'll get a notification about a message, but won't see the content of the message in the preview.
Zoom also says that it has fixed "issues related to missing data and delay on the Zoom Dashboard."
Zoom has endured a torrid time since its rise to prominence due to increased remote working and social-distancing/lockdown measures. Following its rise in popularity a swathe of security and privacy concerns were raised regarding the app, so much so that Zoom came forward to apologize, and vowed a 90-day new feature freeze whilst it reviewed its security.
Zoom has recently confirmed that since the pandemic, it has seen its usage uptake increase to more than 3 million daily downloads.
Zoom is the leading communications solution for those looking to work and connect from home. Chart via @bopinion #ZoomOn pic.twitter.com/VLakUJ6ACWZoom is the leading communications solution for those looking to work and connect from home. Chart via @bopinion #ZoomOn pic.twitter.com/VLakUJ6ACW— Zoom (@Zoom) April 15, 2020April 15, 2020
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