Zoom for Mac made it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do [Updated]


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Update 7:23pm ET: As this post was being reported, Zoom developers reversed their previous position and issued an update that changes the contested behavior.

“Initially, we did not see the Web server or video-on posture as significant risks to our customers and, in fact, felt that these were essential to our seamless join process,” Zoom’s Jonathan Farley wrote. “But in hearing the outcry from our users in the past 24 hours, we have decided to make the updates to our service.”

The update makes the following changes:

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