Flaw in Video Conferencing App Could Have Given Hackers Immediate Access to Webcam Feeds

    Date10 Jul 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Do you use Zoom for video chats? The company is now taking action to update its software only after a security researcher discovered several serious security vulnerabilities in the popular app.

    A security vulnerability in a popular video conferencing app could have allowed hackers access to users’ webcam video feeds, according to the findings of software engineer and researcher Jonathan Leitschuh. In the wake of complaints from its customers, the company, Zoom, is now acting to address the security issues.

    The popular video conferencing application for businesses boasts at least 40 million customers and is well known for offering a simple user experience. All you have to do is download the Zoom app to a laptop, click the meeting URL and watch as the application immediately opens and joins the call.

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