Zoom’s auto-updater software had root-level access to system. This allows malicious programs to get control over the system. Due to low-level verification security, anyone can trick to enter their system. The company has launched a new update to fix this bug.
Mac users must update Zoom manually to avoid any problems in the future. A security researcher spotted this issue back in December 2021 and informed the company. The company has officially resolved the issue this year with a new update for all Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
Wardle has revealed that Zoom’s webcams allow hackers to steal Windows credentials by sending strings to text. Other security issues were also recorded in the past years. The company was also criticized in 2019 when it allowed webcameras to be hijacked but this issue was fixed soon.