Zoom Updates with 5.0

Zoom announced today that they have reached a key milestone in their 90 day plan to increase security. With increased traffic to their site and more users than ever, Zoom has quickly stepped up to address any concerns its users may have, including security issues. The CEO of Zoom, Eric S. Yuan, put a 90 day plan in place and says the announcement of Zoom 5.0 today is just the beginning, stating “We will earn our customers’ trust and deliver them happiness with our unwavering focus on providing the most secure platform.”

The Zoom network has been upgraded to a AES 256-big GCM encryption, which helps protect against tampering and provides integrity guarantees for your Webinar, Phone data or Meeting. They have also included a security icon on the meeting menu bar for the host, and more controls for hosts including, the ability to report a user to zoom. The waiting room feature has been made a default for all accounts and the password complexity has been increased. Zoom 5.0 also supports secure account contact sharing so larger organizations can link contacts securely.

Zoom 5.0 should be released within the week and will have system-wide account enablement on May 30th.

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