Lately, with people working from home, the Zoom video conferencing application experienced increased demand and at the same time, it has been in the privacy headlines. The business has been working to enhance privacy controls and has now announced a 90-day security plan milestone with an upgrade to Zoom 5.0.
Zoom 5.0 which will soon be available to all users contains “robust security enhancements” and the company has identified the updates that it is making to the application. Firstly, on the network side, Zoom is upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard to improve the security of meeting data in transit and the application will also support GCM encryption, where a system-wide activation will take place on 30 May 2020.
Any paid Zoom Meeting and Webinar user will be able to configure the data centre regions their account will use for their real-time meeting traffic, but it is not possible to opt-out of the default zone.
On the user interface and control side, Zoom is adding a new Security icon that will house all security settings of the device, and the host will also be able to “Report a User.” Secure Account Contact Sharing will be added in this update and users can even opt to not show a snippet of their conversation to their Zoom Conversation notifications. Other improvements include upgrades to the App, default Waiting Room, and default Meeting Password.
Zoom 5.0 is coming out this week, and users can download it from the official website of Zoom.
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