covid days : 17 April

Okay, it’s the last day of the work week and I’d like to put in my take on using zoom. A lot of people know about what it is and if you don’t please google it.

Recently there’s been about a huge increase in the usage of zoom since it’s easy to use. But easy and secure does not really go well together. There’s a security vulnerability regarding a hacker can take full control of a Mac. This has been fixed. There’s a security issue where Zoom leaks personal info to Facebook even if you don’t have an account. The software dev kit (SDK) has been pulled from iOS app by removing the “Login with Facebook” feature. End-to-End encryption. There is some form of encryption, yes, but it’s the the full blown encryption protocols that everyone has in the minds. That’ll take months. Zoom can expose your Windows password to users. This has been fixed. It was reported that local attackers can use Zoom to install malware. This has been fixed. They say China can eavesdrop on your Zoom conversations. Zoom fixed this by giving the Zoom host if they want to route Zoom traffic to be routed to China or not.

The important vulnerabilities have been fixed and it does help if the hosts of a meeting or a webinar is cautious also. FYI, this is not a paid post in case you’re wondering. For references please see the links at the bottom of this post.

The old normal is gone. It is now history. I do not know what the new normal will be after this pandemic. This new normal will not even be happening after the quarantine is over. It’s probably going to happen after the vaccine has been widely spread and available to the public. I think I’ve said that before. I see connectivity to the Internet becoming essential. I see offices become smaller because working from home becoming part of life.

It’s 9:41am and there are more vehicles and people on the streets. Most of the vehicles are making deliveries and the people are walking to their destinations as public transport is still at zero. Still there are more people out. Not as much as before the quarantine happened though. Maybe they don’t know that the quarantine has been extended until the end of the month. Or maybe they just don’t care anymore.

It started raining before four in the afternoon. It also rained yesterday. At least it cools the afternoons down and maybe add some water to our supply.

Another week done. Five days of exercises and there’s the expected pains but that’s just restarts. This has to continue through the weekend though even with chores being done.

* Rapid7