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PC/Mac Zoon Update

Zoom 5.0 Security Update

 

Zoom 5.0 is being push to both Window PCs and Mac computers both on and off site.

 

Because of Zoom’s rapid growth in use due to the Coronavirus lockdowns  it’s Security Vulnerabilities have come to light.  Full details of security enhancements in the link below.

 

https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html

 

After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients older than 5.0 will be required to update to join Zoom meetings as AES 256-bit GCM encryption will be fully enabled on all Zoom meetings.

 

Installing Windows PC

 

The full details on the update process can be found here. However, there are two preferred ways to install this update:

 

1. You can initiate this update at your convenience prior to the patch deadline on Sunday 5.3.2020 12:01 am. You can find the reminder to install the update in your lower right task tray.

 

2.  Simply leave your computer turned on over the weekend and it will update itself on Sunday night with no user intervention required. The computer MUST BE ON for this to occur.

 

If you do not install the update prior to next Monday morning, your computer will install the updates the next time it is turned on.  A warning message that your computer is installing updates will appear and it will subsequently reboot.

 

Installing Macs

 

You can initiate this update at your convenience prior to the patch deadline on Sunday 5.3.2020 12:01 am.  In Applications, you can open SLCC Self Service run any listed updates, The Office 365 Updates will not show until it is cached. The updates will ask to install but can be deferred until the deadline.  

 

WebEx is SLCC’s preferred video conferencing application

 

Cyber criminals are currently exploiting remote conferencing applications, such as Zoom for teleworking employees and online public meetings. With the recent increase in teleworking options and publications of public meetings available to join, cyber criminals are “zoom-bombing”, which is hijacking the meetings and sharing images of pornography or other obscene material to other attendees.

 

We encourage all employees to utilize WebEX as this is the college’s supported platform and offers some additional security. If there is a reason you need to utilize Zoom, please follow the below FBI guidelines that will help you in securing your Zoom meeting. In addition, please see Zoom’s blog for additional resources to secure Zoom meetings.

 

FBI Guidance on Defending Against VTC Hijacking and Zoom-bombing

 

Zooms Blog





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