In order to be able to use the video zoom calling application, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given tips on how to use the application. This suggestion clarifies that government officials should not use the Zoom application for government work. This application is not safe. For this application, the Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is equipped with lots of information for this application. In this situation, you can find out here why the Zoom application is not safe.
Know the 8 reasons that make Zoom dangerous:
- Zoom conferences can be hacked. Recently, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) meeting was interrupted. Because some hackers took control of the chat window of the app.
- Participants of the official Zoom meeting may conduct malicious activities at the terminals of others present therein.
- Cert-In had reported that Cyber Criminals can steal user’s personal information through Zoom.
- If Zoom is not used properly, then any person can join that meeting without your will.
- It was also reported about the Zoom app that personal emails and photos of users are also being leaked. This drawback was in the directory settings through which emails and photos were being leaked.
- MHA Advisory indicated that the Zoom could be used for Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. These are only one type of cyber attack.
- Zoom had said that no meetings held on its platform are encrypted end-to-end. In this case, the video call can be decrypted by a third party.
- If you do not know how to use the Zoom app, then your personal data can be leaked through recording.