Videoconferencing platform Zoom is rolling out a number of measures meant to stem criticism over how it has handled security as users flock to the application during the coronavirus pandemic.
Zoom chief executive Eric Yuan laid out steps that the company is taking against problems such as data hacking and harassment by individuals who crash sessions in what is referred to as “Zoombombing.”
By week’s end, paid account holders will be able to select which regions their data is routed through during their sessions in a move apparently aimed at concerns over information passing through China where it might be subject to snooping.
The Silicon Valley startup also said that it is working with cyber-security firm Luta Security to overhaul processes and its “bug bounty” program that pays rewards to researchers who find security flaws in its operations.
Zoom also addressed a recent report that users’ log-in information was being sold by criminals on the “dark web.”
The credentials were likely stolen elsewhere on the internet, or by malicious code slipped into people’s computers, according to Zoom advisor Alex Stamos, former chief of security at Facebook.
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