Government Declares Zoom App Unsafe

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory that Zoom video conference is not a safe platform. Watch our video for all the details.

Due to lockdown people are all working from home. Because of this many are downloading an app called Zoom. Zoom helps to have video conferences with multiple people at the same time. In March more than 200 million meetings were held on Zoom. On 12th April the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an advisory that Zoom video conference is not a safe platform.

The MHA had warned people about the Zoom app in February and March as well. The software used in Zoom is made in China and some calls were being routed through servers in China. The MHA said that when meetings are held on Zoom, hackers can hack meetings and listen to the conversations. This gives them access to important information discussed in meetings.The Ministry asked the users to set strong passwords and enable “waiting room” features so that call managers could have a better control over the participants. 

They also asked the users to avoid using personal meeting ID to host events and instead use randomly generated meeting IDs for each event and asked to not share links on public platforms. Many Ministers have used the App before for interviews with journalists and other important meetings.Now all Ministers have been strictly told not to use the App.