Zoom private meeting passwords were easily crackable

The automatically generated passwords protecting private Zoom meetings could be cracked with relative ease, allowing access to sensitive conferences, a researcher has discovered.

Web site developer Tom Anthony decided on March 31 this year to see if he could crack the password for private Zoom meetings.

This followed the Prime Minister of Britain Boris Johnson chairing the first ever digital cabinet meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic, posting a screenshot of the event on Twitter.

Anthony was among several who noticed that the screenshot had the Zoom meeting identifier visible.



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