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    Zoom Users Caution

    The hackers supposedly have found a way to get into zoom conferencing and retrieve passwords. Just thought I'd throw that out there, use caution. PJ

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    Paul - thanks for the heads-up. Seems that once an app gets popular on the 'net, someone figures a way to hack into it.

    One reference, mentioning both Windows and Mac systems:

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/01/zoom-doom/

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    Interesting... Two experiences with Zoom. One a closed / private group had no issues. As many as sixteen users. Had four users earlier this evening and constant in and out. Not sure it was the program or just strange things going on with our wifi connection. The phone was misbehaving, too. I wondering if that was related.

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    Had a meeting last night and the wifi was the issue - so got kicked off at one point.

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    I wonder how old the folks who developed ZOOM are. The younger generation who grew up with the net, and those who have no real life experience outside the university environment where sharing and open access to systems is common, have completely different expectations of what is private and public information than those of us who didn't grow up sharing what we had for breakfast and lunch. Witness the photos of drunken behavior so many post with pride that the older one would remember later in life, but not share outside perhaps their cirlce of close friends as stories from the past.

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    We just had a 1hr 15 min family ZOOM meeting. Daughter in Law in OK has an account and we had family from GA (2 people), MO (2), IL (5), OK (4) and CA (5) all on it. Had to sign in and didn't have any problems. It was great and I'm
    sure we will be doing it again. There is no way we can all get together easily anymore, we have 4 generations with many different responsibilities.

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    Re: Zoom Users Caution

    I participated in a zoom meeting last night. There were approximately 20 people involved.
    At one point the person leading the group informed us that someone tried to enter the group with an offer to sell a prescription drug.
    After we got rid of him the meeting was enjoyable.
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