Zoom delivers security improvements with version 5.0 update


Zoom has been working on improving its platform in recent weeks. It has to, after all the bad press it's gotten for accounts being stolen, Zoombombing, and more. In the latest piece of news, the company has announced the release of its version 5.0 update, which comes with important security improvements.

Zoom has confirmed that the platform now has support for AES 256-bit GCM (Galois/Counter Mode) encryption. This is easily one of the most secure encryption standards currently available and should help prevent issues Zoombombing. Also, there's now a security icon on the menu bar of the UI to provide visible and easy access to security features for those who are hosting calls.


Besides that, hosts have been given more control over the meetings. For example, you can set it so that call participants can't change their names. Screen-sharing has also been set to hosts only by default, which makes it easier for users who are educators. Speaking of education, virtual rooms are now on by default for those who have an education, Basic, or Pro account.

In our opinion, the encryption and other added security measures are enough to get people to use Zoom again. The one thing left that may be a concern are the hackers looking to steal more Zoom accounts, due to the drastic increase in the platform's popularity in recent weeks. With that said, would you go back to using Zoom again? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more news updates.