Videoconferencing app, Zoom will be adding stronger encryption to its paid customers’ video calls as reported by the Reuters
Although the company will be adding stronger encryption to its paid customers’ video calls, it is not planning to offer enhanced security across all accounts.
“Zoom’s approach to end-to-end encryption is very much a work in progress – everything from our draft cryptographic design, which was just published last week, to our continued discussions around which customers it would apply to,” a company spokesperson said in an email.
The video-conferencing app has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic but has been greatly affected by controversial security issues, including Zoombombing- a situation when uninvited guests interrupt a video call with shocking content like pornography.
With full end-to-end encryption on every video call, it will exclude customers who call from phone lines. According to Reuters, tighter encryption would allow Zoom’s own teams to add themselves to calls to help customers urgently.
The video conferencing app recently said it would add new changes to its service in response to Zoombombing. Zoom also said it will be adding a new feature to track down trolls “This feature will generate a report which will be sent to the Zoom Trust and Safety team to evaluate any misuse of the platform and block a user if necessary,” Zoom said.