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Zoom developers took into consideration users’ opinion and finally released a patch for the macOS version

The developers of the Zoom application surrendered under pressure from users and cybersecurity experts – the previously discovered vulnerability will be fixed in the version for macOS.

It took Zoom developers a whole day to reconsider their position regarding the security issue. Initially, the company stated that the flaw did not pose a serious risk.

The whole problem lay in the web server, which Zoom installs on the macOS system. His presence developing company wanted to defend.

A day later, apparently having heard a lot of unflattering user comments, the Zoom developers decided to release a patch that completely removes the local web server. After this the vulnerability will be completely eliminated.

“We appreciate the hard work of the security researcher in identifying security concerns on our platform. Initially, we did not see the web server or video-on posture as significant risks to our customers and, in fact, felt that these were essential to our seamless join process. But in hearing the outcry from some of our users and the security community in the past 24 hours, we have decided to make the updates to our service”, — wrote developers.

In addition, the update will allow manually remove Zoom.

Recalling, recently expert Jonathan Leitshukh reported a 0-day vulnerability in the macOS version of the Zoom application. Zoom is intended for video conferencing. According to the specialist, any site can initiate a video call on a computer running macOS.
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About Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann has been writing on security and malware subjects for many years and has been working in the security industry for over 10 years. Daniel was educated at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and currently lives in New York.

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