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Clark County School District discontinues use of Zoom

FBI warns of 'Zoom-bombing,' where teleconferences and online classrooms are hijacked
Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 17:29:29-04

The Clark County School District has announced it will no longer be using Zoom to stay in contact with its students during the shutdown.

The following message was sent to parents:

Due to security concerns with the Zoom application, access to the District Zoom account has been disabled. Please note that Zoom has also been removed from the Regulation 4100 List of Approved Electronic Systems for Communication with Students and is no longer approved for use. Teachers could begin contacting students using Google Hangouts/Meet to support online distance learning.

Zoom quickly became on of the most popular platforms for businesses, organizations and people to stay in touch as the coronavirus pandemic became more serious in the United States.

However, it didn't take long for something known as zoom-zombing also became a thing and hackers began disrupting chats, meetings and performances. It has become such a concern that the FBI is now involved.

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