Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

thanks GG this is so useful

On Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 03:58, Grace Githaiga via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Listers
>
>
> In the wake of covid 19, many organizations had to ask workers to operate
> from home. And to keep tabs on work being performed by employees from home,
> many organizations have embraced zoom meetings. In fact, Zoom has become
> so popular in the last two weeks. But are you aware that the default
> settings of the service are configured in the expectation of trust between
> participants?
>
>
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> This means that trolls can wreak havoc. Some zoombombers have used the
> screen sharing feature to broadcast pornography and violent imagery.
> Further, security experts have noted the file transfer feature that is
> switched on by default could be used to spread malware.
>
> More info:
> www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/mar/27/trolls-zoom-privacy-settings-covid-19-lockdown
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> And in a related article “*Zoom’s privacy policy isn’t explicit about the
> data transfer to Facebook at all*”, it is reported that the Zoom app *notifies
> Facebook* when the user opens the app, details on the user’s device such
> as the model, the time zone and city they are connecting from. In addition,
> which phone carrier they are using, *and a unique advertiser identifier
> created* by the user’s device. This can be used by companies to target a
> user with advertisements. Read more:
> www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7e599/zoom-ios-app-sends-data-to-facebook-even-if-you-dont-have-a-facebook-account
>
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> For those hosting large, public group meetings, it is recommended that
> hosts change their settings so that only the host can share their screen.
>
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>
> Rgds
>
> GG
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