Surge In Look-alike Domains Forces Zoom To Seek Google’s Help

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Zoom, the popular video conferencing app might be negotiating with Google Cloud to make its calls safer. The COVID-19 restrictions had skyrocketed the use of Zoom with institutions and companies forced to operate remotely. With its increased usage, in no time were experts able to expose and call out Zoom on its erroneous and risky policies, including several loopholes in users’ security and privacy.

The company is supposedly in talks to use Google’s Web Risk API service, which would allow it to screen website links in comparison with Google’s constantly updated list of harmful web resources and sites. It’ll also warn users from clicking on any unsafe link. There has been no statement by Zoom or Google as of yet.

The surge of Zoom look-alike domains began mid-March when the app got popular. The new feature will help the video platform keep cyber criminals who impersonate its domains to trick users, in check. It has taken some remedial measures in the past few months, following the backlash received.  It has also been consulting Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer for Facebook, to strengthen its security.

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