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Military banned from using Zoom as unsafe over security fears

Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:22
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Military banned from using Zoom as unsafe over security fears

And now the Government are using it for Cabinet meetings etc..

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/techn...ce/ar-BB11JVbC
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 16:56
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he MoD never said it was unsafe - just don't use until the "security implications are investigated " - so box ticking still in place I guess
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 17:39
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Understanding the difference between platform and content would be quite useful for the Government at this point. Probably too much to hope for.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 07:28
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They were backpedaling yesterday when they found out BoJo et all were using it all the time to talk to foreign leaders, and for conference calling...................
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 09:14
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Surely that does not mean it is secure, simply others haven't been as security conscious in assessing the risks,
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 09:18
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Most techies reckon they're pretty secure - it just hasn't "passed the required UK testing regime" - but as ever people take the issues into their own hands and use it because it's there, easy to use and the nay-sayers have nothing to offer....
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 04:47
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As Zoom was just called out for linking its call data to Facebook(now ended), the Military may only be being prudent.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 08:27
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If you don't know its secure, it isn't.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 13:26
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Nothing electronic can be proved to be 100% secure............
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 16:46
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Cabinet today reportedly using Skype for Business due to security issues with Zoom. Seems the MOD was setting a good example for the rest of Government - not terribly often you can say that!



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Well if it was good enough for Thunderbirds....


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Given the way this Cabinet leaks they might as well put in a live feed - at least we'd get it un-spun.................
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