The use of videoconferencing services has exploded during this period of confinement. One of them has seen its popularity soar, it’s Zoom. And this has helped to uncover a number of concerns, particularly in terms of security.
In recent months, the popularity of Zoom has grown steadily. And as always, it also drew attention to the service and the critics was quick to appear. Regarding both security and privacy management, there were many concerns, forcing the company to take action. The new features were quickly suspended in order to correct the security issues.
Zoom 5.0 brings a lot of security fixes and new features
Good news today for Zoom users. The developers have been working hard in the past few days, version 5.0 is now available. This brings a lot of novelties, all taking place under the hood, so to speak. They have reinforced the security and brought better management of privacy. On the menu, in particular, 256-bit AES encryption to protect data during transmission is added. This should already reassure users and prevent sensitive information from being intercepted by hackers.
Zoom 5.0 also introduces new control features such as data routing. The administrator can now choose the region of the servers used for meetings. A very welcome novelty after the recent discovery that some Zoom calls were going through China in particular. The service also takes the opportunity to activate its waiting rooms and better passwords management.
“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. For more details regarding this new release, here’s the official Zoom 5.0 release blog post.