Zoom fixes major Mac webcam security flaw with emergency patch

Zoom, a video conferencing provider, launched an unintended zoom video chat with an emergency patch to address a zero-day vulnerability that could expose Mac users' live webcam feeds to attackers. The move dramatically reversed Zoom's previous stance, which the company considered as a "low risk" and advocated the use of a local web server that exposes users to potential attacks.

The fixes detailed in the latest update to Zoom's blog post on this vulnerability include "Completely remove local web server after Zoom client has been updated" to remove the ability for malicious third- I will. Use your zoom link to activate your webcam. The vulnerability results because Safari allows Safari to circumvent security measures that require Zoom to check when a user joins a new conference using a dialog box by installing a local web server on the Mac computer where they install their applications.

Zoom makes services faster and easier to use. Use words to reduce few mouse clicks. However, the local web server uses iFrame to create a rare but present possibility for malicious websites to activate the webcam using Safari's built-in protection. In subsequent versions of the scaled-down version, this same vulnerability could be used to perform denial-of-service attacks against someone through persistent pings to their local Web servers.

Update text and zooming instructions on how to completely remove the Web server.

Patches scheduled for tonight (July 9) before 12:00 AM PT do the following:

1. Once the zoom client is updated, completely remove the local web server. – On a Mac device, disable the local web server. After the patch is deployed, Mac users are prompted to update the client in the zoom user interface (UI). When the update is complete, the local Web server is completely removed from the device.

2. Allow users to manually remove zoom – Added a new option to manually or completely remove the zoom client by including a local web server in the zoom menu bar. When the patch is deployed, a new menu option will appear called "Remove Zoom." Clicking this button will completely remove the zoom from your device along with your saved settings.

Security specialist Jonathan Leitschuh said at the beginning of the month that by announcing the vulnerability at the beginning of the month, he will save the video call preferences and make the webcam available for every new call. This was possible by sending preferences to new currencies, including users who could be masked spam links designed to attract clicks and activate the webcam by mistake.

Zoom is not a fix for some critics because it can bypass Zoom calls right away and immediately initiate a Zoom call without prompting the user. Initially, Zoom defended the Web server as a "legitimate solution to poor user experience." Richard Farley, Chief Information Security Officer at Zoom, said at the initial user conference, "The version of the company blog post.

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