Researchers have found that Zoom uses its own encryption scheme, sometimes with keys issued by China.
Some of the main management systems – 5 out of 73 in a Citizen Lab analysis – appear to be based in China, the rest in the United States. Interestingly, at least sometimes, Chinese servers are used for zoom chats that have no connection in China. The two Citizen Lab researchers, Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton, live in the United States and Canada. During a test call between the two, the encryption key for the shared meeting was “sent via TLS to one of the participants on a zoom server apparently located in Beijing,” the report said.
I have no other comments about Zoom, except to ask, “How will this end?”
Tags: China, encryption, zoom