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India Says Zoom Not Safe As It Looks For Homegrown Alternatives

In the wake of a major data leak involving Zoom video conferencing application, the Indian government has now raised security concerns and advised citizens to reset passwords. Media reports recently pointed to data of over 500K Zoom accounts being sold for less than INR 1 per account.

As a result, the ministry of home affairs has now termed Zoom an unsafe platform while releasing an advisory on the dos and don’ts. Cyber Coordination Centre, a body under the MHA, asked users to choose new user IDs and set new passwords for each meeting. It also advised hosts to enable waiting room facility on the Zoom call, as it’ll ensure that only allowed participants will be able to join the call.

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Inc42 Staff