The video conferencing platform Zoom App has taken a number of steps to address criticisms about the deficiencies in the safety of users using it during the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus global epidemic.
Zoom App Chief Executive Officer Eric Yuan on Wednesday briefed the steps the company is taking against data hacking and harassment by someone forcibly intruding into video conferencing calls.
By the end of this week, users paying money will be able to choose which area their data will pass through. The move is intended to address concerns that data passing through China may be stifling.
“The purpose of meeting servers in China is always to ensure that users’ meeting figures outside of China remain outside China,” Zoom App said in an online post.
The Silicon Valley startup also stated that it has been working with cybersecurity company Loota Security and its bug bounty program to address the gaps that reward researchers who detect security gaps in its work. Zoom spoke on a recent news report that criminals are selling users’ log-in information on the dark web.
Zoom said that he is working on creating a system in which it is known whether people are trying to steal usernames and passwords. Improvements in the security of the zoom also include a toolbar in which default settings can be made to lock chat and meeting password requirements for strangers.