Taiwan tells government agencies to stop using Zoom

Taiwan tells government agencies to stop using Zoom

Taiwan has told all government agencies to stop using Zoom, citing security and privacy concerns with the video-conferencing service. 

On Tuesday, Taiwan’s executive branch issued the advisory, which is also directed to “specific non-government agencies.” In response, Taiwan’s education ministry has banned local schools from using Zoom. 

The advisory doesn’t spell out the security and privacy concerns it has with Zoom. But in the US, the product has faced a wave of hijacking attempts from pranksters, online trolls, and racists out to infiltrate people’s video sessions. At the same time, security researchers have been uncovering vulnerabilities in the product, which could be abused to hack a user. Read more…

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