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Update App: Serious Advice to Zoom Users

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As per the Computer Emergency Response Team of India or CERT-In, the vulnerability rating associated with the Zoom App is pretty high and this is not a good thing. 

Vulnerability:

Recently, Zoom video conferencing app has been associated with vulnerability. This holds true for Windows 7 and some of the previous versions. This gives complete freedom to the attacker to distantly perform arbitrary code. This can be applied on the targeted system. This has been highlighted by a national cyber security agency. 

Well, CERT-In feels that the vulnerability rating is “high”. Thus, it becomes all the more important for all the existing users to update the app. This is possible by visiting the official website of Zoom support service.

Update the app:

Due to the high risk factor the remote attacker will be able to carry out the exploitation by tempting the user to carry out a particularly crafted file. After getting success at this step, 

The exploitation of vulnerability:

This way the attacker will be able to implement arbitrary code on the target system. The national technology arm for combating cyber-attacks and guarding the Indian cyberspace feels that this can be an issue of grave concern. 

Zoom is a famous video conferencing platform. Last month only witnessed the release of the encrypted and enhanced version of the application. This was done for the purpose of ensuring the privacy and protection of personal information.

The Zoom app has gained immense popularity, especially in the present times when working from home has becomes a norm. Due to the country wide lockdown it has become very important for people to work in the secured environment of their homes.

But the agencies feel that this platform is not really safe. So be careful while using Zoom app. 

Stay Safe!

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