RingCentral and other video conferencing apps share the same flaws as those revealed in Zoom earlier this month, including the ability to hijack users’ webcams without their permission.
Apple pushes out further silent updates to protect users from sketchy app behaviour.
Zoom, the makers of a video conferencing app used by millions of people around the world, did not handle the discovery of a privacy vulnerability its software at all well.
It’s a good thing, then, that Apple has nixed the software’s dodgy behaviour.
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Charl van der Walt.
If you have installed Zoom, any website can turn on your Mac’s webcam without asking your permission.
Oh, and if you’ve since uninstalled Zoom – that doesn’t fix the problem.