India has effectively banned the Zoom videoconferencing service for government users and reiterated that consumers should be careful when using the tool.
The Nations Cyber coordination center emitted advice (PDF) entitled “Notice on the secure use of the Zoom meeting platform by individuals (not to be used by government offices / officials for official purposes)”.
Document refers to previous opinions offered tips on how to use Zoom safely and warned that Zoom has weak authentication methods. None of these notifications mentioned a policy regarding the use of the tool by the government, which means that the new document is a significant change in position!
The document is also a comprehensive but boring guide to using Zoom safely.
It comes at a time when India has decided to become self-sufficient by crowdsourcing a Zoom-type service in a competition that will award the winner of large government contracts.
Zoom, meanwhile, has ad he will “re-architect” his bug bounty program as part of an effort to “help get Zoom’s global security house in order”. The company today blogged on its recent security enhancements such as routing through China and detailed its expected progress in the coming days.
India, for its part, continues to involve its technological industry in its response to coronaviruses. After yesterday let the IT people come back to the office In front of many other sectors, the country has granted a four-month rental leave to small businesses and startups who typically rent the 60 government-managed software technology parks in India. The move is expected to protect 3,000 jobs. ®
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