Starting next week, video conferencing app Zoom is finally adding end-to-end encryption to its platform.
Zoom’s E2EE offering uses public key cryptography. In short, the keys for each Zoom meeting are generated by participants’ machines, not by Zoom’s servers. Encrypted data relayed through Zoom’s servers is indecipherable by Zoom, since Zoom’s servers do not have the necessary decryption key. This key management strategy is similar to that used by most end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms today.
Good to see Zoom doing this; they’ve certainly had misses in the past. Update: The new version is now available for most users.
Check It Out: Zoom Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Video Calls