Video conferencing while working from home is the new norm and are stint with such apps could be longer than expected. As a result apps like Zoom have resulted a spike in their popularity. However, various security issues on Zoom were a concern for many. This is the result that the company is bringing end-to-end encryption, but at a cost. Zoom has acquired message encryption and security start up Key base for undisclosed amount.
Zoom is in process of bringing in new security measures and implementing encryption protocols. It is seen that several privacy and security loopholes were there on the app, but its sudden popularity brought these flaws to the limelight. Also, this app’s latest acquisition brings us more closer to educate us about a New York based start up called Keybase that specialises in encouraging messaging. This so called advanced security feature will be available for users with paid plans.
The Zoom founder and CEO Eric S Yuan announced in a statement in a blog post, “Keybase brings deep encryption and security expertise to Zoom, and we’re thrilled to welcome Max Krohn (Keybase co founder) and his team. Bringing on a cohesive group of security engineers like this significantly advanced our 90-day plan to enhance our security efforts.”
Keybase was launched in 2014 as a directory for public encryption keys, and has since then evolved into secure private messaging network with file-sharing feature.
“ Keybase is thrilled to join team Zoom. Our team is passionate about security and privacy, and it is a complete honour to be able to bring our encryption expertise to a platform used by hundreds of million participants a day.” Co-founder Krohn stated in a recent interview.