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'Zoom' Video Conferencing App Not A Safe Platform : MHA Advisory

16 April 2020 11:51 AM GMT
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The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory stating that 'Zoom' app for videoconferencing is not a 'safe platform'.

The Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord), under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has issued an advisory on secure use of ZOOM Meeting Platform by private individuals. This advisory states that the platform is not for use by Government officers/officials for official purposes.

The document makes reference to earlier advisories of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(Cert-In) and states that Zoom is not a safe platform. The guidelines have been issued to safeguard private individuals who would still like to use the platform for private purposes.

The broad objective of this advisory 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.

Following the lockdown, the downloads of Zoom app surged as it was being widely used for office meetings and court hearings.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) said in an advisory recently "Insecure usage of the platform may allow cyber criminals to access sensitive information such as meeting details and conversations"

Click here to download MHA advisory for Zoom use for private individuals

Read the advisory for Zoom use for private individuals

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