As the COVID-19 hit the globe and became a great threat for humanity the economy is also getting affected by this pandemic but the new age technologies are working like a lifeline for the industries and business world and one of them is Zoom.
Nowadays cloud meeting is one of the trending ways for the operation of work from home. This allows the organization to switch to the remote interaction and communication during this distressing time these applications gained tremendous popularity nowadays as they are the most convenient way to establish a continuous connection between organization and employees to give efficient and smooth working system from home no matter what is the situation and it is proving to be an effective solution for the organizations.
Though as it is said that every technology has its merit and demerit and one of the demerits of the Zoom application is that the back end infrastructure of this application is not secure and prone to hack.
The vulnerability of the application is found by the cybersecurity researcher Trent Lo who created a tool namely zWarDial. This tool employs the method of war dialing to breach into the meeting and exploits the information. The intention behind the creation of the tool was to pry open the vulnerabilities and security gaps in the software.
The war dialing method is a kind of brute-forcing where a hacker dials a series of a number quickly the services that are weak in protection protocols are vulnerable to this kind of attack. The hacker uses a string to numbers to get into the system.
This particular testing proved that the Zoom application is vulnerable to the attack as it is found that the zWardial traced 100 meetings going on zoom in a single hour and 2000 meetings across the globe. The success rate of the zWardial is 14% and as per the popularity of the zoom, this is a huge percentage to let us know that it is exposing a huge amount of data for the hackers to exploit as they please.
For now, the company has frozen all its offerings and pledge the users to come back with a robust and secure portal. Let’s see if there claim is justifying