Zoom has seen phenomenal growth in the last couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the service also faced many issues and many people discovered many security issues as well.
As per new reports, Zoom is planning to add much stronger security encryption to its paid customers using the Zoom platform to make video calls. The statement highlights it is only for “paid” customers, so chances are free customers might not get to enjoy the newer encryption standards that are about to hit Zoom.
“Zoom’s approach to end-to-end encryption is very much a work in progress – everything from our draft cryptographic design, which was just published last week, to our continued discussions around which customers it would apply to,” a spoksperson told The Verge.
The video calling platform reached as many as 300 million active users last month and the reasons are quite simple, the lockdown and shelter-in-home norms existing in various parts of the world.
As people are not able to go out, most of the meetings are now conducted online via services like Zoom. Even colleges and universities started using Zoom to take only classes for students and it increased the popularity of the service even more.
The newer encryption plan from the company makes the service even more secure by introducing new encryption standards. Zoombombing is one of the problems that users face where an uninvited person joins the call and post other materials including adult contents.
Zoom has already published its plans for making the platform even more secure by outlining it’s encryption plans. You can find more details about it on GitHub via Zoom.
It’s high time that Zoom needs to improve its security side of things as tons of users have already migrated to other platforms like Google Meets and Microsoft Teams.