Zoom's Overnight Success Could Spread Malware: COVID-19

By VARINDIA - 2020-04-02

Zoom's Overnight Success Could Spread Malware: COVID-19

A Zoom flaw gives hackers to easily access to your webcam and it could takes all the information, if there is one wrong click from a Mac, and the popular video conferencing software will put you in a meeting with a stranger.

 

A security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh discovered, that seamlessness comes with a striking set of vulnerabilities for Zoom users on Apple computers-including one that could let an attacker hijack your webcam.

 

This vulnerability allows any website to forcibly join a user to a Zoom call, with their video camera activated, without the user's permission

 

As per Check Point Research says in a report out today that it found security flaws in videoconferencing platform Zoom that would have allowed a potential hacker to join a video meeting uninvited and listen in, potentially accessing any files or information shared during the meeting. While Zoom has addressed the issue, the report raises deeper concerns about the safety of videoconferencing apps that require access to microphones and cameras.

 

According to a report published by Check Point , over 1,700 new "Zoom" domains have been registered since the onset of the pandemic, with 25 percent of the domains registered in the past seven days alone.



"We see a sharp rise in the number of 'Zoom' domains being registered, especially in the last week," said Omer Dembinsky, Manager of Cyber Research at Check Point.



"The recent, staggering increase means that hackers have taken notice of the work-from-home paradigm shift that COVID-19 has forced, and they see it as an opportunity to deceive, lure, and exploit. Each time you get a Zoom link or document messaged or forwarded to you, I'd take an extra look to make sure it's not a trap."


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