We’re excited to share that Zoom 5.0 is now generally available! This release delivers one of our most advanced security enhancements to date with support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, which provides added protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering.
So, what does this new encryption algorithm mean for you, and what other security functionality should users be aware of in this new release? Here are 5 things you should know about Zoom 5.0:
1. AES 256-bit GCM encryption
Zoom 5.0 supports our current encryption and GCM encryption.
2. Report a User feature
Meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform.
3. New encryption icon
A new encryption shield appears in the upper left of your Zoom Meeting window and indicates a secure, encrypted meeting.
4. Enhanced data center information
Meeting hosts can now select data center regions at the scheduling level for meetings and webinars.
5. Enhancements to ending/leaving meetings
We’ve refined the action of ending or leaving a Zoom Meeting to make it easier and also more secure.
Additional security enhancements
A few other recent Zoom security updates include:
- Profile picture control: Account admins and hosts can disable the ability for participants to show their profile picture and also prevent them from changing it in a meeting.
- Minimum password length: The minimum default password length will be six characters for meetings, webinars, and cloud recordings.
- Cloud recording security: Admins and meeting hosts can set expirations on their cloud recordings and can disable the sharing of their recordings.