With a surge in the usage of video conferencing apps, it’s only given that privacy and security would be ramped up. One of the most popular video conferencing apps currently used worldwide is Zoom, but it has been riddled with numerous issues. The company announced that it will take concrete steps to fix current security issues with its app and enhance its security over time. In an effort to deliver on its promise, all versions lower than Zoom 5.0 will cease to work from May 30.
Older Zoom versions to stop working from May 30
There are startups, organisations, businesses, and individuals who rely on Zoom to stay connected. With over 300 million daily active participants, this figure is steadily growing. With the aim of enabling better security for its users, Zoom is implementing GCM or Galois/Counter Mode encryption. The new encryption protocol will enable AES 256-bit security for all accounts, which is good news for privacy-centric users.
However, there is one caveat with the new encryption in place. The encryption is being implemented only with Zoom 5.0, which was released on April 27. As a result, the company will be shuttering the older versions of its video conferencing app. This will result in discontinuation of service for every user that is using older versions of the app since they will no longer be able to host or join a meeting.
How to upgrade to Zoom 5.0
A solution to keep using Zoom is to simply upgrade to the latest version. You can head over to the Zoom web page here to download the latest version of the app. Alternatively, one can simply search for the latest update from within the app by heading over to settings and clicking on check for updates. After one updates the app, they will be able to host and join Zoom meetings.
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