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July 11, 2019 07:28 am GMT

Apple took action to fix Zoom flaw, which proves how serious it was

Yesterday, video conferencing service Zoom released an update for its Mac client, removing the controversial web server functionality that opened up the possibility of someone launching a video call on user's computer without permission. 

But now, TechCrunch reports that Apple decided to step in regardless, launching a silent update for Macs that removes Zoom's web server functionality altogether. 

The local web server, which Zoom used to quietly install on user computers, improved some usability aspects of Zoom, but opened up massive potential for misuse, as first documented by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh.  Read more...

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