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Bremmar Security Alert: Zoom Security Flaw!

Posted April 06, 2020
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We would like to communicate that security experts have raised a warning about a security flaw in the system that can pose a risk to your business and personal information.

By Bremmar Team

The increased popularity of the video conferencing tool called Zoom has put the software in the media spotlight.

We would like to communicate that security experts have raised a warning about a security flaw in the system that can pose a risk to your business and personal information. Keys issues are:

1- Your system security can be compromised by malicious links that are shared in Zoom meetings. This means that if you are in a video meeting and someone shares a malicious link in the chat, that link when clicked can possibly give attackers unauthorised access to your system.

2- Open public meetings with no password or participant control. This means that anyone that finds your meeting can join the meeting and share/post any content they would like, including the malicious links mentioned above. 

WHAT TO DO?

Bremmar recommends that companies evaluate their ongoing usage of Zoom until this flaw has been resolved. However, if you continue to use Zoom, please ensure that all your staff considers these measures:

1- If you are part of a meeting, don’t click on links that you don’t know or understand, especially if you don’t know the person who has sent it.

2- If participating in an open meeting that doesn’t require a password or asks the “owner” of the meeting to approve your participation, don’t click any links! You don’t know everyone that is part of the meeting so be extra vigilant.

3- Never create open public meetings. Always create meetings that require a password or that you have to approve for the participants to join in.

EDUCATE YOUR STAFF

Bremmar kindly asks you to educate all of your staff on this issue. Security systems are in place, however, the main tool against this specific issue is employee education and awareness.

For more details, please read the below:

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/windows-flaw-lets-zoom-leak-network-credentials-runs-code-remotely-545883

At Bremmar, we use and recommend Microsoft Teams as a teamwork hub and video conferencing tool. If you would like to explore this option, please contact your ISM or help@bremmar.com.au.

If you believe you have clicked a malicious link, please contact your Bremmar support team for further assistance asap!

Phone: 1300 667 167
Email: support@bremmar.com.au

We’re here to help!

We’re here to help your business thrive in 2020. Bremmar is a Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity partner with more than 10 years’ experience in a range of Microsoft solutions. We’re experts in remote working initiatives and digital collaboration processes. We can help you and your team enable critical applications in the cloud which is critical to get you ready for remote working.

If you need any assistance with IT to enhance your business continuity planning, do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 991 351 or fill in the form below.

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