Today we’re talking about Zoom Video Communications and the security fiasco that they recently went through, with special guest Dermot Daly. In particular, we talk about how we should think about security in our products, and how we can avoid similar security (and public relations) disasters in our own businesses.
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Show Notes and Links
- @dermdaly – Dermot Daly on Twitter
- Tapadoo – Dermot’s iOS development business
- Zoom security flaw could let websites turn on your Mac’s webcam without permission – A very good summary of the Zoom security flaw and its aftermath
- Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website! – The original public vulnerability report
- Dermot’s Tweet – The tweet thread that started today’s conversation
- Correction: In this conversation, Charles erroneously claimed that Zoom’s stock had almost doubled in value since the vulnerability was revealed. It turns out that Charles was looking at the wrong stock. (He was looking at ZOOM instead of ZM.) In fact, the stock price for Zoom Video Communication is only up about 13% since the vulnerability report. But still it’s up. Which is probably sending the wrong message to the company.