[Lex Computer & Tech Group/LCTG] Security issues with the ZOOM application

Tony galaitsis at verizon.net
Fri Apr 3 11:07:37 PDT 2020

Hi Olga,

Thank you for the link. I have heard about ZOOM vulnerabilities, but 
this article provided additional details that filled more gaps in my 

In your note you mentioned that the article also showed "how to avoid 
some of these security issue". I certainly noticed that ZOOM will 
perform within currently acceptable standards, if they use a 256-bit 
encryption; but that's a remedy they need to implement. I could not see 
how "I could avoid" such issues other than by not using "waiting rooms", 
which seems to be a band aid, not surgery. Is that the only currently 
available precaution for us? Or, did I miss something else?

Thank you again for sending the link.

Keep your distance to stay healthy,

Tony Galaitsis


On 4/3/20 1:24 PM, Olga P. Guttag wrote:
> Though some of us don’t care about having truly secure virtual 
> meetings, many companies do. The article below describes security 
> vulnerabilities in the ZOOM application and how to avoid some of these 
> security issues.
>     https://theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zooms-encryption-is-not-suited-for-secrets-and-has-surprising-links-to-china-researchers-discover/
> Stay well,
> Olga
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