Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Jean-Christophe Bach <jc.bach@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] zoom?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:04:03
Message-Id: 20200325140356.GE29287@minitel
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] zoom? by Jorge Almeida
Hello,

> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:10 PM Alec Ten Harmsel > <alec@××××××××××××××.com> wrote: > > > > On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, at 08:04, Michael wrote: > > > I have not used Zoom, but the interwebs are screaming about the fly-by malware > > > silent installations that come with it. I don't know if this applies to Linux > > > too. > > > > My understanding is that it reports running processes and other info about your machine back to Zoom. Don't know why. As soon as I'm done with a meeting, I stop it so it's not running all the time. > > > Wow. It doesn't get much more spooky that that. The reason I was > checking zoom is that it is what people @work are using. But they're > not a security-conscious bunch at all, at all. > > Jorge
Same here: I have to use Zoom at work due to quarantine. I retrieved the zoom_x86_64.tar.xz archive from https://us04web.zoom.us/download. Then, due to security concerns, I launch it from a VM or in firejail. JC

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