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This new Zoom security flaw lets hackers target Windows 7 PCs

Zoom faces security issues
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Zoom has been facing a lot of security scrutiny after a flaw has been found, which opens the service to hackers and puts the Windows 7 users at great risk.

The researchers at Solevnian cybersecurity firm ACROS have pointed out an unknown flaw that could allow hackers to control an old version of the Windows 7 operating system.

This vulnerability applies to the Zoom software running on Windows 7 and other older operating systems.

According to ACROS security, any person able to exploit the vulnerability could access the vulnerable computer files and take over the entire device.

Recently, Microsoft has been trying hard to convince the users to upgrade to newer software versions. However, it hasn’t succeeded despite offering upgrades to Windows 10.

The company stated that it’s going to end the support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Thus, it won’t offer updates and security patches for Windows 7.

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Several organizations, like NHS, still use Windows 7 on their devices. Moreover, Microsoft pays customers extra in order to receive special support.

A Zoom spokesperson stated, “We take the reports of security vulnerabilities seriously. Just this morning, we got a report on an issue that impacts the Windows 7 users. We are using a patch to resolve the issue.”
This issue is the newest security worry of Zoom, which has become quite popular due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The increased demand for the Zoom system was a completely new experience for the video conferencing platform. Moreover, criminals also started to attack the platform with gusto. After a few major security issues, the CEO of the video conferencing platform, Eric Yuan promised more transparency and announced a three months freeze on all the new features, except the safety, privacy, and security features. However, the company missed this deadline earlier this month. Let’s see whether the company does something about this Windows 7 flaw in the future.

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