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Business uncertainty has led to widespread adoption of working from home. Since most meaningful tasks in any organization require teamwork, this remote work approach has naturally led to a dramatic rise in the use of collaboration tools such as Zoom Conferencing.
In March, the daily usage of Zoom increased over 5 times. The platform makes it easy for corporate users and their clients to hop on meetings whenever needed. It is also popular with educators and students seeking to move the curriculum online. Where the good guys go, the bad guys soon follow and so this sudden increase in the platform’s popularity has attracted cybercriminals who seek to hijack meetings and exploit security vulnerabilities.
Zoom has acknowledged the nature and extent of its security weaknesses. Zoom CEO and founder Eric S. Yuan apologized for the confusion related to this issue, saying "We recognize that we have fallen short of the community's – and our own – privacy and security expectations. For that, I am deeply sorry," Yuan explained that Zoom “was built primarily for enterprise customers – large institutions with full IT support.” He added that Zoom would be "enacting a feature freeze, effectively immediately, and shifting all our engineering resources to focus on our biggest trust, safety, and privacy issues."
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