Earlier, security researchers discovered a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows client of Zoom, the cloud video conferencing software. If you click on a malicious link, it is likely that an attacker will take over the user’s computer. Fortunately, for most Windows users, only Windows 7 and earlier systems will be affected. But to accommodate one-third of the users who are still using the old platform, Zoom has been fixed after receiving a report from security firm 0patch.
Although 0patch does not publicly disclose more details about the vulnerability, if you are using Zoom software on the Windows 7 operating system, upgrade to the latest 5.1.3 revision in a timely manner.
Zoom previously took all potential security vulnerability reports seriously. After receiving a recent report of an issue affecting Windows 7 and earlier systems, they quickly confirmed that they are working on a patch to fix it.
Now, the company has released the latest revision 5.1.3 for Zoom users and urges them to check for updates in the current software or to download the latest version of the installation package through the official website (portal).
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Timothy Chiu, vice president of marketing at K2 Cyber Security, says the vendor’s actions have become even more important given that Microsoft has long since ended its functional and security support for the Windows 7 operating system.