India says ‘Zoom is a not a safe platform’ and bans government users

India has effectively banned videoconferencing service Zoom for government users and repeated warnings that consumers need to be careful when using the tool.

The nation’s Cyber Coordination Centre has issued advice (PDF) titled “Advisory on Secure use of Zoom meeting platform by private individuals (not for use by government offices/officials for official purpose)”.

The document refers to past advisories that offered advice on how to use Zoom securely and warned that Zoom has weak authentication methods. Neither of those notifications mentioned policy about government use of the tool, meaning the new document is a significant change in position!

The document is otherwise a comprehensive-if-dull guide to using Zoom securely.

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Source: India says ‘Zoom is a not a safe platform’ and bans government users • The Register