Zoom Vulnerabilities with Patrick Wardle

Zoom video chat has become an indispensable part of our lives. In a crowded market of video conferencing apps, Zoom managed to build a product that performs better than the competition, scaling with high quality to hundreds of meeting participants, and millions of concurrent users.

Zoom’s rapid growth in user adoption came from its focus on user experience and video call quality. This focus on product quality came at some cost to security quality. As our entire digital world has moved onto Zoom, the engineering community has been scrutinizing Zoom more closely, and discovered several places where the security practices of Zoom are lacking.

Patrick Wardle is an engineer with a strong understanding of Apple products. He recently wrote about several vulnerabilities he discovered on Zoom, and joins the show to talk about the security of large client-side Mac applications as well as the specific vulnerabilities of Zoom.

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