Zoom goes big on fix for conferencing vulnerability

As some of you might have heard, a recent flaw was discovered in the video conferencing software Zoom for Mac computers, in which if exploited, would have forced users into video conferences and enable their webcams. This was due to a method employed by Zoom in which a local server was installed on the host’s computer.The company had claimed that this was a workaround to some Safari compatibility issues. A patch has since been released by the company to address the problem, but it seems that Apple isn’t counting on users updating to it, so much so that they themselves have quietly released an update for Mac computers that will remove the web server that was installed on your computer.The problem with updates is that it usually requires some kind of action on the user’s end, but what Apple has done is that there is no interaction required from the user. Once the update has been installed, it will remove the offending software, all without your knowledge. This is great for users who might not

Zoom goes big on fix for conferencing vulnerability

Settle down in a comfortable chair; breaks with cool washcloths are allowed. This is one of those Zero-Day stories with discoveries, responses, still newer discoveries and assorted updates.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from TechXplore

Apple's stealth Mac security update removes flawed software, report says - CNET

Zoom's partner apps were also affected by a webcam security flaw, according to a security researcher.

Tue 16 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Apple is silently updating Macs again to remove insecure software from Zoom’s partners

Apple informed us that it has sent out a silent security update to Macs to remove software that was automatically installed by RingCentral and Zhumu. These video conferencing apps ...

Tue 16 Jul 19 from The Verge

Zoom’s video conferencing security flaw also applies to RingCentral and Zhumu

As Buzzfeed reports, security researcher Karan Lyons published evidence of yet more video conferencing apps that could be maliciously opened with their cameras turned on due to a ...

Mon 15 Jul 19 from The Verge

Apple steps in to fix vulnerability that could allow hackers to hijack webcams using Zoom

The worrying security flaw in Zoom, which is based in California, is not stopped by uninstalling the app as a web server added to your Mac that allows it to work is not removed at the same time.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Daily Mail

Apple Quietly Pushes Out Update That Removes Zoom’s Software From Macs

As some of you might have heard, a recent flaw was discovered in the video conferencing software Zoom for Mac computers, in which if exploited, would have forced users into video conferences ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Ubergizmo

Apple remotely disables feature in Zoom conferencing app after webcam scare - CNET

The iPhone maker quietly sends out an update to its Mac computers to plug a potential security hole.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Fix also requires users to confirm they want to join a Zoom conference.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Arstechnica

Apple said to remotely disable feature in Zoom conferencing app after webcam scare - CNET

The iPhone maker has quietly sent out an update to its Mac computers to plug a potential security hole, TechCrunch reported.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from CNET

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