RESOLVED: Security vulnerability in Zoom (Windows)


Published: 1Apr2020

UPDATE (April 2, 2020): The security vulnerability affecting Zoom has been resolved.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE (posted April 1, 2020): A security vulnerability has recently been discovered in Zoom when used on Windows computers. This vulnerability may allow cyber attackers to steal Windows account names and encrypted passwords if a user clicks on a malicious link within a Zoom chat while interacting with the cyber attacker.

Zoom plans to deliver a patch addressing this issue to all users. Until this time, and at all times, IT Services recommends that users apply the same level of caution when handling suspicious emails and text/chat messages by not clicking any links within these messages.

Note that McGill will never ask you to provide your account or password information in an email or text message.

For more information about how to identify suspicious messages, consult the following:



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