German foreign ministry restricts Zoom use citing security concerns: Report
The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom, saying in an internal memo to employees that security and data protection weaknesses made it too risky to use, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.
The memo added that since the system was in widespread use among the ministry’s international partners, it was currently impossible to ban its use entirely and that in crises employees could use it on private machines for professional purposes.
“Based on media reports and our own findings we have concluded that Zoom’s software has critical weaknesses and serious security and data protection problems,” read the memo cited by Handelsblatt.
Coronavirus: UK PM Johnson in stable condition in ICU, spokesman says
Coronavirus: 60,000 to die in UK this month, highest in Europe, says study
Germany to put all arrivals in 14-day quarantine to combat coronavirusGermany will put all arriving travelers in quarantine for 14 days, the interior ministry said on Monday, as Berlin ramps up entry curbs to fight the ... World News
Germany extends coronavirus curbs on public life to April 19Germany will extend its current restrictions on public life to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus by two weeks until April 19, Chancellor ... World News
Germany plans mass immunity study to track coronavirusGerman researchers plan to regularly test over 100,000 people to see if they have overcome infection with COVID-19 to track its spread, an institute ... World News