Zoom Update Required Immediately for Mac Computers
Protect privacy by updating Zoom and adjusting default settings
A Zoom vulnerability for Mac was disclosed on July 8, 2019. It allows any website to forcibly join a Mac user to a Zoom call, with their video camera activated, without the user's permission.
Mac users should take the precautions in "Details" to protect their privacy.
Download the latest version of Zoom from the Zoom Download site, and change the settings to disable the camera at the start of meetings.
Update Zoom to the latest version (version 4.4.55313.0714 or later)
- Download the latest release from the Zoom Download site linked above.
- Open your Zoom client from Applications, click on zoom.us in the top menu, click Check for Updates
Zoom menu to check for updates
Set your webcam to be disabled by default
- Open your Zoom client from Applications, click on Settings then choose Video
- Locate the Meetings area, check off the box next to Turn off my video when joining a meeting
Zoom menu to turn off video
For Future Meetings, Re-Enable Video
You will still have the ability to enable your video in future meetings when joining a web conference.
Timeline & Updates
16 July 2019, 10:50 AM
Zoom releases new version with enhanced meeting features
July 14, 2019 Version 4.4.55313.0714
New and Enhanced Meeting/Webinar Features:
Before joining a meeting with video on, users will now be shown their video preview and given the options to join with or without video. They can also check to always join with video without displaying the preview first.
10 July 2019, 8:50 AM
Zoom Update - Patch Released
From Zoom: The July 9 patch to the Zoom app on Mac devices is now live. You may see a pop-up in Zoom to update your client, download it at zoom.us/download, or check for updates by opening your Zoom app window, clicking zoom.us (top left of your screen), then clicking Check for Updates.
From WPI IT: You should still change your camera default settings as specified in Actions.
9 July 2019, 4:04 PM
Zoom Expected to Release Update
Zoom will be releasing a patch by midnight PST tonight to prevent the iFrame vulnerability on Mac clients.
Posted: 9 July 2019, 4:02 PM
Start: 8 July 2019, 12:00 PM