Zoom refused to free encrypted calls

a Function of end-to-end encryption, which soon will be implemented in the video Zoom is not available on the free tariffs. Enable enhanced communication security will be possible only on paid accounts. This statement was made by CEO Eric yuan, commenting on financial results for the first quarter of the year.

in addition, the head Zoom expressed willingness to cooperate with the security services, explaining that the service can be used by criminals. “Of course, we are not going to make this service available free to users, said yuan. Because we also want to cooperate with the FBI and local law enforcement if someone uses Zoom with evil intent.”

In March, the media had caught Zoom in deception. Contrary to the assertions that were contained on the official website and in this privacy policy, found that video and audiochat Zoom not really protected end-to-end encryption (E2E), which ensures that the conversation could only see the caller receiving a call man – one, even the company itself.

As found out the publication, The Intercept, in fact, Zoom applies the less reliable technology transit encryption at the transport level (in the same way is protected by an HTTPS channel between the browser and the website). This means that the attacker crack wireless network Wi-Fi not be able to overhear the conversation, but the company will be able to do it.

Later, the administration Zoom apologized for the inaccuracy, promising to enable end-to-end encryption in the near future.

to this end, the company was bought last month a new York startup Keybase, which is an advanced E2E technology. This acquisition is the first-ever Zoom, though the company was founded 9 years ago.

Tools for video conferencing, online meetings and chat Zoom has gained huge popularity with the transition of users to a remote format work and study. According to the report for the first quarter of 2020, quarterly sales of the company grew up.SLA 169% compared to the same period of 2019 to $328,2 million.

Text: To.Hi-tech