Zoom’s encryption update is like ‘skipping two generations on a smartphone upgrade’

Zoom’s encryption update is like ‘skipping two generations on a smartphone upgrade’

Sorry, Zoom eavesdroppers. 

Zoom announced Wednesday that its version 5.0 update will add some security upgrades that privacy-minded “Zoomers” will appreciate.

Most significantly, Zoom is improving the encryption standard that it uses, which makes call data more resistant to getting intercepted. Encryption has been a big issue for Zoom since The Intercept uncovered that its claims about having end-to-end encryption were not accurate; that its encryption standards were subpar; and that some data was even getting routed through China, which critics said could open it up to government interference.  Read more…

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