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surfivor:

--- Quote from: ChEng on April 25, 2020, 09:04:20 AM ---No, I don't worry about someone recording my meeting, but someone selling my personal ID to identity thieves does worry me. I don't have a lot in my bank, but I would like to keep what is there, and identity theft is a very hard crime from which to recover.

Although, now that you mention it - I really do not want to have someone massage my speech to show that "conservative christian == bad."  ;D

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If zoom can access your web cam and microphone the how can they steal your identity ?

Morning Sunshine:

--- Quote from: ChEng on April 25, 2020, 01:52:57 PM ---Yep, not surprised. I had heard that China passed a law mandating that ALL Chinese citizens MUST spy for the country, whenever they get the opportunity. In other words, if China says that a citizen had an opportunity to spy, and the citizen did not, then that person can be tried for treason.

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I would like a source on this one... I believe it to be true, but that means nothing.

ChEng:

--- Quote from: Morning Sunshine on April 25, 2020, 06:04:37 PM ---I would like a source on this one... I believe it to be true, but that means nothing.

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I saw it on television news (I don't remember whether it was national, or local,) but here are some articles about the law:

This may be where I heard of the law, but I am not positive: https://www.foxnews.com/us/china-spying-us-soil-coronavirus-narrative

https://www.lawfareblog.com/beijings-new-national-intelligence-law-defense-offense

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-lawmaking/china-passes-tough-new-intelligence-law-idUSKBN19I1FW

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/05/huawei-would-have-to-give-data-to-china-government-if-asked-experts.html

The text of the law (in English - a PDF file): https://cs.brown.edu/courses/csci1800/sources/2017_PRC_NationalIntelligenceLaw.pdf

And, here is an article on the Chinese law, as it regards our discussion on the poor security of Zoom: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/04/uk-intel-tells-government-officials-not-to-use-zoom-citing-china-fears/

From my research (former CompTIA Security Plus certified professional, and nearly thirty years of managing servers and networks) Skype (much as I dislike Microsoft and their tactics) is the safest (although they have had a few troubles themselves.)

Morning Sunshine:
Thanks ChEng

ChEng:

--- Quote from: surfivor on April 25, 2020, 05:59:10 PM ---If zoom can access your web cam and microphone the how can they steal your identity ?

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Check out the sub-article on DeepFake at: https://hackaday.com/2019/09/13/this-week-in-security-simjacker-microsoft-updates-apple-vs-google-audio-deepfakes-and-netcat/#more-375990

But, that is not what concerns me - it is the info that sites/apps require, such as birth date, etc. that when combined with several such sites, give a more in-depth picture of the user than I like. When sites share (give or sell) user data, that makes them both more dangerous than is comfortable.

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