OR Zoom announced today the update of the application in version 5.0, only that the specific version is not released yet. The upcoming updated application will bring the security fixes promised by the company.
The new version will be released next week and among the biggest changes it will bring are the support for stronger encryption, the activation of passwords by default and a new hub for easy access to important security settings.
With version 5.0, the Zoom will use the encryption template AES 256-bit GCM. This will secure your data somewhat better, though not yet the end-to-end encryption the company claimed you had. Business users will be able to control which areas of its data center Zoom, their video calls are taking place after some experts expressed concern about being connected through a data center in China.
In order to minimize the chance of zoombombing, meetings will now need by default, passwords for most users (in Basic, single-license Pro and K-12 packages)
Cloud recordings will also require default passwords, and account settings will allow you to determine the complexity of the password required by a company. The Zoom It also activates the waiting rooms by default for these clients, adding an additional verification step before allowing anyone to attend a meeting.
Finally, the update has a security icon in the menu bar. By clicking on it, you will be able to access all the security features of the application Zoom in one place and not in the meeting menus.
Today's announcement arrives three weeks later that the company announced a 90-day plan to address and correct major security issues. But in essence, this is another announcement that promises something, and keeps a waiting audience warm.