Beware! Of Zoom App Hack They Install Spying Malware
A video conferencing app is now more renowned than before, simply because of the Coronavirus. The students to continue their study, the teachers to continue their teaching, a few businessmen/work from home employees to continue their job online, and common peoples for communications to others using video conferencing app in this lockdown period, and these are really necessary for them. There are many video conferencing apps in the market, some of them work so well and some work limited, or some are not safe for the users. The video conferencing app, ‘Zoom App“ is an unsafe app (Hack), the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) warned that the ‘Zoom‘ app is not safe for usage.
Zoom app, the well-known video conferencing app has become more popular during the lockdown period, and this app’s popularity is not limited to a country, it is using all over the world. By using this app’s popularity hackers are also started their job. ‘Hackers are luring users into downloading the Zoom app from third-party websites, and the unofficial link are bundled with RevCode WebMonitor RAT‘, according to a report.
RAT a WebMonitor access tool makes a backdoor in your system for crooks to monitor. For keylogging, capturing a screenshot, and recording video streams from a webcam to steal important personal and useful data, the RAT might be used. The hackers send links via phishing email campaigns and the RAT is installed on some target machine with the Zoom app. Do you think how dangerous the hackers are?
The Cyber Coordination Center (CyCord) of the ministry of home affairs said, “Zoom is not a safe platform“. Some countries (Singapore, Taiwan, and Germany) banned this application by showing concern about the matter.
In India, the government’s warning had come, Computer Emergency Responds Team of India had alert against the susceptibility of the app, they have figured out that the app has a significant weakness that able to put users at risk of cyberattacks, that can be leakage of sensitive office information to criminals.
It is also heard from some sources on the internet that, the legit Zoom app and bundling RAT knock out the chances of suspicion by users on the point of the video recording app works aptly and the monitoring software is installed in the background covertly.
According to some information, hackers normally push the Zoom version 4.6 as opposed to the currently running version 5.0.
One should install this kind of apps from official websites and sources.
The MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) in new counseling asked users to wants to know who would still like to use the Zoom app. Then they had provided safety guidelines, the safety purpose guidelines can prevent unauthorized entry in the conference room, preventing an unauthorized participant to carry out malicious activity.
So many peoples complained about password leak, hackers hijacking video calls between conference, and keeping theses matters on the mind the government has reissued guidelines. The total guideline of this matter stated by the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) for safe usage and they are described below.
- Create a new user ID and password for each meeting.
- Disable Join feature before hosting.
- Create a waiting room in the app so that a user will be able to enter the meeting only when the host gives him permission.
- Recommended to restrict or disable file transfer.
- Restrict the recording feature.
- To end the meeting not just leave if you are an administrator.
- Allowing Screen sharing by Host only.
- Disabling “Allow removed participants to re-join”.
- When all participants have joined it has been advised to lock the meeting.
A simple fault can harm your security (hack), so if you think to not take any chance about this matter, you can choose other Zoom app alternatives video conferencing apps.
A. Zoho Meeting
C. Uber Conference
D. Microsoft Teams
F. Google Hangouts Meet
H. Cisco Webex Meetings