The COVID-19 outbreak caused by the new coronavirus has forced many people to take classes and work online from home, while also stomping up the Cloud View conference platform, represented by Zoom. In recent days, however, researchers have revealed a number of vulnerabilities related to popular Zoom apps, such as a recent data breach reported by The New York Times. Customers who subscribe to linkedSales Navigator, LinkedIn, are likely to have quick access to everyone’s data, including location, location, and job name, without knowing it.
In a test conducted last week, reporters landed on the Zoom platform under an apparently fabricated pseudonym, and the data mining tool instantly matched its LinkedIn data, the Times said.
As a result, Zoom revealed the reporter’s real name to another user, easily overturning the promise of secrecy that had been promised.
Unfortunately, even if no one activates Zoom’s data mining tool in a meeting, it sends the personal information of attendees to the past.
Earlier this week, when a Colorado high school student checked in for a video conference for a class required, Zoom also immediately prepared the full names and email addresses of at least six students and teachers.
The New York Times analyzed the data traffic that Zoom sent to student accounts, indicating that it could be used by LinkedIn profile matching tools.
Fortunately, Zoom has taken action on the findings of the relevant report and is disabling this feature.
Zoom said in a statement that it takes user privacy very seriously and is removing and completely disabling LinkedIn sales navigation on the company’s platform.
In a separate statement to the New York Times, LinkedIn also said it would try to give users a better understanding of the options for sharing the information, suspend the data matching feature on Zoom and conduct further investigations into the matter.