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What End-to-End Encryption Means for Zoom Users

What End-to-End Encryption Means for Zoom Users

Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in July for free to all users. It’s just a shame that they claimed it was already a part of their service—and lied.

Quite sneakily, the company used its own definition of the term, “one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings,” according to the Intercept. The encryption that Zoom previously used is TLS, the same that servers use for HTTPS. This encryption is transport-only, breaking the widely accepted meaning of the term end-to-end encryption.

But now, Zoom is promising to bring genuine E2EE to all of its users. For real this time.

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Reopening MA: Second Phase

Reopening MA: Second Phase

After two months of having the stay-at-home advisory in effect, Massachusetts residents in non-essential industries finally got back to work, approaching something close to a normal routine.  On May 18, Governor Baker had released a four-phase approach for reopening the state. It lists the protocols that businesses and individuals are to follow to jumpstart the economy while keeping the numbers of new cases down and giving the strained healthcare system time to catch up. 

We are now entering Phase Two of Baker’s plan. To make things just a little more confusing, we’re in step one of two for this phase.

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Health Care is the Target of New APT Attacks

Health Care is the Target of New APT Attacks

How strong are your passwords? This is the question that security agencies in both the US and the UK are asking health care professionals. That’s because they’ve identified a dramatic rise in the number of attacks targeting these workers and their institutions. 

CISA, the cybersecurity arm of the US Department of Homeland Security, has issued a joint alert in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). According to them, advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are seeking to steal from organizations responding to COVID-19. 

This victim group in US and the UK includes health care bodies, medical research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and local even governments and universities. 

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New Wave of Zoom Scams: "You're Being Terminated"

New Wave of Zoom Scams: "You're Being Terminated"

Just when you thought news about Zoom, the now massively popular video conferencing app, couldn’t get worse, it does. At least this time, it’s not the fault of the company itself but rather crafty cybercriminals. 

Abnormal Security reports that there is a new wave of Zoom phishing attacks impacting around 50,000 email inboxes so far.  The phony emails look like legitimate invitations to join a meeting with regard to the recipient’s supposed termination. The invitation link directs victims to a phishing page where the user is asked for their log-in credentials. Any information entered then gets sent directly to the attacker. 

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Disinfect Your Tech (And House): Here’s How

Disinfect Your Tech (And House): Here’s How

People around the globe are reacting to the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus strain that was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The measures that are being taken—business closures, event cancellations, social distancing, work from home policies—are all aimed at preventing the spread of this infectious disease. We all play an important role in protecting the vulnerable members of society, and no one wants to get sick. So, let’s look in depth at a simple step you can take to keep yourself and your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and peers healthy: disinfecting your devices.

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