Zoom: anyone else paranoid?

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Erik de Castro Lopo

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Apr 20, 2020, 10:34:48 PM4/20/20
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Hi all,

So, we are having an online meeting using Zoom.

Is anyone other than me paranoid about installing a binary from a company
with such a shoddy security record and possible ties to the CCP?

I tried to run the Chrome extension but that did not work for me. They
provide a Debian package but I am hesitant to install/run that on my main
video conferencing machine because that machine also has GPG and SSH
keys on.

Currently I am thinking of running it in a VM. Anyone else share my
paranoia? What are your solutions?

Cheers,
Erik
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Eric Willigers

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Apr 20, 2020, 11:52:49 PM4/20/20
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I Zoom from Chrome with no browser extension.

This leaves me without some Zoom functionality, but I don't mind.


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Tony Morris

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Apr 21, 2020, 12:30:48 AM4/21/20
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I use it weekly for uni lecturing. Run it on a VM.
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Gastón Tonietti

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Apr 21, 2020, 8:47:20 PM4/21/20
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Hi Eric,

You can also install the Snap or Flatpak package (not sure if they provide AppImage as well). Apps using those mechanisms run sandboxed with limited/controlled access to your system.

Gastón Tonietti

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Apr 22, 2020, 2:52:23 AM4/22/20
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Sorry.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:47:20 AM UTC+10, Gastón Tonietti wrote:
Hi Eric,

You can also install the Snap or Flatpak package (not sure if they provide AppImage as well). Apps using those mechanisms run sandboxed with limitecontrolled access to your system.
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