Zoom 5.0 with AES 256-bit GCM Encryption is Here; Surpasses 300 million Userbase

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Zoom is one of the few companies that got benefitted from the lockdown due to the global coronavirus pandemic. We have been hearing lots of security flaws and threats within the Zoom app and amidst all this news, Zoom is all set with Zoom 5.0, the most secured version of Zoom with AES 256-bit GCM encryption.

In a blog post, the company officially announced that Zoom now has a userbase of around 300 million users. Within a few months, the number of users on the platform rose from 10 million to 300 million in terms of number.

And finally here comes Zoom 5.0. The main highlighted feature of Zoom 5.0 is the AES 256-bit GCM encryption itselfThis is added to increase the security to video streams and meetings. The new encryption will be available for Zoom Meeting, Zoom Videos Webinar, and Zoom Phone data. After the update, users will find a new security icon in every stream which can be used to access commonly used security features.

With the new update, Zoom 5.0, also get an option to turn off screen sharing and chat.

I am proud to reach this step in our 90-day plan, but this is just the beginning. We built our business by delivering happiness to our customers. We will earn our customers’ trust and deliver them happiness with our unwavering focus on providing the most secure platform,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom.

Apart from the new encryption standard, Zoom also gets several other features like Security icon, Robust host controls, Waiting Room default-on, Meeting password complexity and default-on, Cloud recording passwords, Secure account contact sharing, Dashboard enhancement, Additional.

You can download the latest version of Zoom version 5.0 from the Downloads page of the Zoom website. You can also update the app from the store as well.

Source: Zoom

Ajay Varghese
Ajay is an active cybersecurity analyst and helps companies find and fix bugs and vulnerabilities. He is an ardent fan and power Linux user. His area of expertise includes Linux and Cybersecurity side of things.