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Using Zoom? You should protect your next meetings with a password.

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Zoom become a part of all wide range of organisation’s culture nowadays, with the need to conduct virtual meetings.

However, in times of despair, organisation including banks  reported a continuous breach of sensitive datas during the meetings. So, there are high chances of you getting “Zoom bombed” without protecting your next meetings with a password.

zWarDail tool scanning the data

a malware goes with a name “ZWarDail” to find out the ID’s that are used without password protection. According security experts, hundreds of thousands of meetings are not protected by a password.

Brian Krebs on twitter stated that “Automated Zoom conference meeting finder ‘zWarDial’ discovers ~100 meetings per hour that aren’t protected by passwords. The tool also has prompted Zoom to investigate whether its password-by-default approach might be malfunctioning”.

What zoom officials are saying?

 

Zoom is continuously telling people to protect their meeting with passwords. However, it is also said that the Zoom users are not using a password or the security feature of the Zoom is just not working.

Well, the Lo a security professional and co-founder of SecKC, Kansas City’s longest-running monthly security meetup. He and his fellow developed a zWarDail. This tool evades the zoom’s attempt to block automated meeting scans by routing the searches through different proxies.

The Tor further stated that zoom claims to fix this, but I am getting the data of zoom meeting without having to log in. He said that only meetings that are unable to reach are the ones with the password.

The recent data by KrebsOnSecurity tells us the huge number of meeting by the top companies, banks and firms on the edge of getting zoom bombed. They refuse to provide the names of companies, yet the dozens of companies they say are matching with the profiles on LinkedIn.

What you should do?

 

One thing that is suggested repeatedly is to protect your meetings with a password. Moreover, the security researchers are suggesting to avoid sharing your zoom meeting links on social media.

So, to stay safe on the Zoom meeting, check out the features of the Zoom and enable a password where needed. You can also disable the function “Allow users to join meeting before the host arrives.” If it is not possible, then at least enable the function to notify the host. So, if you don’t want your meeting to get exposed, use a password.

 

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