Zoom Rushes Patches for Two Zero-Day Flaws
Zoom Vulnerabilities Give Attackers Full Control Over Computers
With most staff now working from home, any zero-day vulnerability impacting business critical telephone and conference software would be an absolute nightmare for IT professionals—and this is exactly what happened.
An ex-NSA hacker, Patrick Wardle, identified and disclosed two vulnerabilities to Zoom. Once exploited, the attacker can gain and maintain persistent access to the innards of a victim’s computer, allowing them to install malware, spyware, or gain access to the victims’ microphone and camera.
“Given Zoom’s privacy and security track record this should surprise absolutely zero people,” Wardle said in a blog post this week.
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