Researchers propose method to track coronavirus through smartphones while protecting privacyThe concept itself is quite simple but could be invaluable in shielding the general public from privacy violations.
How to prevent ZoomBombing from your Zoom video conferenceBy William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News April 3, 2020 It seems lately not an hour goes by without news of another ZoomBombing happening, just as I was preparing this story comes this headline from Vermont Senate committee Zoom hearing derailed by porn hacker A Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture Zoom hearing, which was […]
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Work from home: Securing RDP and remote access
As work from home is the new norm in the coronavirus era, you’re probably thinking of enabling remote desktop connections for your off-site staff. Here’s how to do it securely.
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‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform
The company has seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in the past month, but security researchers say the app is a ‘privacy disaster’
As coronavirus lockdowns have moved many in-person activities online, the use of video conferencing platform Zoom has quickly escalated. So, too, have concerns about its security.
In the last month, there was a 535% rise in daily traffic to the Zoom.us download page, according to an analysis from web analytics firm SimilarWeb. Its app for iPhone has been the most downloaded app in the country for weeks, according to the mobile app market research firm Sensor Tower. Even politicians and other high-profile figures, including the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the former US federal reserve chair Alan Greenspan, use it for conferencing as they work from home.
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