Apple pushes out silent update to remove sketchy Zoom code from Macs

Zoom, the makers of a video conferencing app used by millions of people around the world, did not handle the discovery of a privacy vulnerability its software at all well. A flaw in the Mac version of the company’s app was initially explained away as a “legitimate solution to a poor user experience problem, enabling our users to have faster, one-click-to-join meetings.” That, and veiled criticism of the researcher who responsibly shared details of the problem with Zoom, did not go down well with computer users concerned that they could be tricked into joining a video conference with no warning, with their audio and webcam enabled.

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