DonkeyFarmer · April 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm
Zoom is a good interface that can be made more secure if you follow the advice of Jim and others. Nothing is going to be 100%.
Jim Griffin · April 17, 2020 at 12:41 pm
In fact, Zoom can be hardened through proper configuration (enabling waiting rooms, selectively admitting entrants, etc -- much as we would a real school).
Our schools' Zoom choice is neither irrational nor ill-informed -- vulnerabilities occur with any interconnect. I've had Zoom calls with top privacy and security organizations this week, proof experts use Zoom while we all learn to cope with new issues.
Naturally, there is choice. Discord, Microsoft and others compete with Zoom. All have issues to address over time, but I repeat: Top security and privacy pros demonstrably choose Zoom for the breadth of its adoption and ease of use. Your mileage may vary.
As regards your next to last paragraph, Zoom updated this week; Use the latest version. Check the configuration (this version auto-defaults to more secure settings). If you can't trust your hardware/software, don't Zoom -- use the telephone (which has its own issues, as does driving to school).