THE Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord), under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today said that the Zoom meeting app is not a safe platform for video conference while issuing a set of guidelines for the safety of private users who “still would like to use Zoom for a private purpose”.
The broad objective of advisory, according to the government, is to prevent any unauthorized entry into a Zoom Conference Room and prevent the unauthorized participant to carry out malicious attacks on the terminals of other users in the conference.
“Most of the settings can be done by login into users zoom account at the website, or installed application at PC/Laptop/Phone and also during the conduct of the conference. However certain settings are possible through certain mode/channel only,” the guidelines from the Union home ministry read.
Many institutions including a few High Courts are using Zoom app for conducting their daily business amidst Lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. On April 1, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had posted pictures of a virtual meeting with officials where he was seen using Zoom.
Zoom Video Communications was founded in 2011 by Chinese immigrant Eric S. Yuan. It is headquartered in California.
Read the guidelines here: Ministry of Home Affairs comprehensive advisory on Zoom meeting platform
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