With so many people working from home at the moment, remote meeting apps have never been more in-demand. Zoom has become the ‘weapon of choice’ for many people, with the app exploding overnight from 10 million daily users in December 2019 to over 200 million today.
This enormous increase in users unfortunately unearthed a few security flaws that Zoom is now addressing here. That’s why we thought we’d share this great article by cybersecurity journalist Kate O’Flaherty on some Zoom alternatives that you could consider trying out.
Kate has been a freelance cybersecurity journalist for over a decade, reporting on the latest news on cyber warfare, application security and data misuse. She’s even written a Zoom guide to help ensure you are secure when using the voice conferencing service.
This piece was published by the always excellent Forbes Magazine, and offers a great selection of video conferencing apps to choose from. These include:
In the article, Kate gives a brief explanation on the functionality and security of each of these remote meeting apps along with specific plus points.
No one of these video chat apps is perfect, but they can each be used for different purposes. Fancy a chat with multiple Apple-using friends or family? FaceTime is ideal. Got a big party situation on the go? It has to be Houseparty. I’m hoping Jitsi becomes more stable as the service grows, because I like its ethos and it’s pretty secure. Signal is my absolute favorite, but until it supports group chat, I’ll stick to FaceTime.
To find out more about Kate’s expert advice, click the link below to read the full article at Forbes.