Zoom app is a video conferencing app which is widely used for Online Lectures, Meetings, Conferences as well as used for video call among friends.
After lockdown, the zoom app has become one of the popular app used for connecting people. Many schools, colleges and universities have started taking Online Lectures to ensure that the students get an education even in these critical situations helping them to gain knowledge.
Even normal people such as teenagers, students, etc have started to use Zoom App to connect with their friends and family during the lockdown. As this app has gained more users over the last month, it was said that the app was being hacked and the personal information of the users is sold to the criminals.
The government has stated that this app is unsafe for private users. Earlier, CERT-In has stated that the digital application is vulnerable to security crime leaking the information of its users. The government has said to not use the app if necessary but still if anyone wants to use it, the government has given following guidelines explaining security configurations :
Several companies such as Google , Apple, NASA and Tesla have also urged or warned their employees to not use zoom which has gained almost 200 million users. Apart from India, other countries such as German and Taiwan have also banned the use of Zoom app in their nations. Kindly do not use the app unless necessary. If you still want to use it, follow the guidelines given by the government.