Zoom security tip
Join Zoom meetings through your web browser rather than using the Zoom desktop software. The web browser version gets security enhancements faster.
“The web version sits in a sandbox in the browser and doesn’t have the permissions an installed app has, limiting the amount of harm it can potentially cause,” notes information-security company Kaspersky.
When you click a link to join a meeting, your browser will open a new tab and prompt you to use or install the Zoom desktop software. But in the fine print, there’s a link to “join from your browser.” Click that instead.
Tom’s Guide is maintaining a list of all the known vulnerabilities with Zoom. These mainly impact the desktop app that you normally get asked to install when following a link to join a call. To avoid any headaches and keep as secure as possible follow the tip above and use the web based version instead.