Security concerns prompt some to stop using Zoom
Amid growing concerns over the security of videoconferencing through the popular application Zoom, some businesses and governmental entities have prohibited its use for official business. According to Austin political newsletter
, the chair of the Texas House Committee on House Administration recently forwarded information to lawmakers from the Department of Public Safety’s Cybersecurity unit warning against using Zoom for government business.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Zoom, citing concerns including Facebook data-sharing, the inadequate end-to-end encryption, and the ability of hackers to access users' webcams. Many Texas school districts use Zoom for faculty meetings and/or student instruction, but the increasing security issues may encourage some to move to a different platform.