Zoom, the video calling app is seeing a massive surge in users in recent weeks as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak; and is used by many people, companies and Governments as countries put populations on lockdown. But recently Zoom has admitted that its calls are unencrypted and insecure.

The app and its website state that it uses end-to-end encryption (which would be good); but in an interview with The Intercept, a spokesperson for the company admitted that’s is not actually the case (which is bad). Zoom ONLY encrypts data sent between the app and its servers – not internally within its own network; that means the call data is open after that allowing Zoom to be able to access that and retain metadata surrounding who called who, when, for how long and even the content of the call itself.

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