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Zoom gave its users a big security upgrade Monday when it rolled out end-to-end encryption for its online meetings network.

E2EE puts control of the keys for scrambling data in the hands of meeting organizers. Before the E2EE rollout, encryption was done on Zoom’s servers, where someone with access to those servers could intercept the data.

To use the new feature, customers must enable E2EE meetings at the account level and opt-in to E2EE on a per-meeting basis.

“Distributing keys to the clients and decentralizing trust gives users increased assurance that their communications are less likely to be intercepted through compromised keys or infrastructure,” Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium, an applications security provider in Herndon, Va., told TechNewsWorld

Without end-to-end encryption, there’s a possibility that someone with access to the platform could intercept conversations, explained Dan Nadir, chief product officer at Theta Lake, a security and compliance solutions provider for collaboration platforms in Santa Barbara, Calif.

“That could be an unscrupulous employee, or someone who is able to breach the system,” he told TechNewsWorld. “Full end-to-end encryption eliminates this potential point of vulnerability.” tnw logo

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