Have you ever heard of Zoom bombing?
According to the news published end of February, Zoom recorded an additional 2 million users between Dec. 2019 and 2020.
But Zoom users are now concerned about their privacy and security, based on the investigation, multiple people in your meeting might read your private messages.
A trending Twitter post from Dr. Hillary J. Haldane said:
“If you're having a committee meeting via Zoom and you use the chat function to privately write to someone, your colleagues may not see it in real-time, but it shows up when the chat is downloaded and put in the minutes' folder.”
On April 10, Pentagon announced that do not use the Zoom application (report from the Voice of America) and before that Senate told members to avoid using Zoom for remote work during the coronavirus lockdown as well, Singapore teachers banned from using Zoom as per Singapore's Ministry of Education.
On April 13, 2020, there was a Cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyble discovered that over half a million zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums. This report comes from Beeping computer. Every account is being sold for less than 1 penny, sometimes they are giving away for free.
On April 16, 2 new security exploits uncovered, and they found out that there's a way to access and download the videos previously recorded to the cloud through an unsecured link.
Everyone is shocked about this news, and last but not the least. On April 18, Citizen Lab investigate and found out that some Zoom call traffic had been routed through Chinese servers and this must be Stopped!
People feel uncertain about using the Zoom application. How can we prevent all of this?
There's a lot of option when it comes in Private and secure communications. So what are they?
You can check out Jitsi.org, Jitsi is a replacement for Zoom. You can check here about the differences between Zoom and Jitsi
But wait! There's more! Did you know about the most private secure messenger and you can send money back and fort, Peer to peer(P2P) without a middle man or any third party?
I suggest you should check Status.
Let me introduce to you the Status, Status is a messenger, crypto wallet, and Web3 browser built with state-of-the-art technology.
A 100% open source and made by contributors all over the world. Developers, designers, creators, educators, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and more – everyone has free and open access to the repos, assets, and information.
It's Truly Private Messaging
Status uses the peer-to-peer protocol Whisper and end-to-end encryption to protect your communication from third party interference. Only you can view your messages.
Private Messaging with Whisper
Whisper uses peer-to-peer dark routing–making it impossible for anyone (including us) to know anything about you or who you're communicating with. We plan to improve Whisper with a fork of the protocol called Waku which is being developed by the Vac team.
Public, Private and Group Chats
Join any number of public channels or send private 1:1 or group chats. You can even send and receive crypto payments directly in your private chats.
Check this out - https://join.status.im/chat/public/status
Status is available on Apple and Google Play Store.
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