Zoom 5.0 update will bring much-needed security upgrades
The coronavirus pandemic has led a surge of workers, learners, family members and friends to connect with Zoom’s video conferencing platform. However, security-conscious users have been hesitant to use the app because of a variety of security concerns.
Zoom 5.0 will be out by the end of the week, and the company hopes that the latest version of the software’s new encryption and privacy features will ease those worries, including new encryption standards, more privacy options and more sensible defaults.
These updates are good news, and to Zoom’s credit, the company has acted relatively quickly in addressing security concerns. However, it seems likely that many of these features will only be leveraged by more savvy users and admins for organizations. Zoom makes it sound like the upgrade will be a manual process, which doesn’t help much, either. The company’s download page still only offers Zoom 4.6.12, but 5.0 should be out sometime this week.