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Security concerns with video conferencing app Zoom during BARC's media briefing


MUMBAI: Security issues with in style video conferencing app, Zoom, came to light during a media briefing through tv frame BARC on Thursday.

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), which was internet hosting a virtual convention to inform other folks about TV and smartphone intake tendencies amid the lockdown, was compelled to stop the briefing midway as a result of the "hacking" episode.

Lockdowns the world over because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have compelled pros in the carrier sector the world over to earn a living from home, have resulted in the app being the most well liked manner of conducting conferences.

Zoom has noticed a spike in downloads and usage, however experts have been time and again pointing out to security dangers with the app.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), the national company to battle cyberattacks and guarding the our on-line world, said the unguarded usage of the digital application can be prone to cyberattacks, together with leakage of sensitive data to cyber criminals.

"The Zoom meeting platform got hacked and as a result, we had to end the meeting urgently," said an e-mail from the organisers.

According to reviews, there have been 600 customers at the convention when the incident came about.

The hackers are more likely to have had taken over the controls resting with the hosts, defaced the slides which were being shown and played various movies, consistent with the reviews.

In its advisory, CERT-In has suggested some measures for boosting the security of Zoom conferences together with preserving the Zoom tool patched and up-to-date and all the time set sturdy, difficult-to-guess and distinctive passwords for all conferences and webinars.

The BARC convention has been rescheduled for a later time in the night.


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