Zoom is finally taking the big leap to bring an end to end encryption (E2EE) as it continues its 90-day challenge to beef up the security and privacy of its platform.
In a blog post, the company announced yesterday it had acquired Keybase, a New York-based startup specializing in providing a secure messaging and file-sharing service.
The acquaintance is what will enable Zoom to support essential end-to-end encryption which the platform doesn’t currently support.
“We are excited to integrate Keybase’s team into the Zoom family to help us build end-to-end encryption that can reach current Zoom scalability,” wrote Eric S. Yuan, CEO Zoom.
In the recent past, upon surge in usage, Zoom’s security was criticized by security experts who have led to several organizations and governments around the world restrict or completely prohibit use. Besides, some of its investors also sue the company over fraud allegations for purporting to support E2EE.
Zoom hopes that the Keybase team, with their expertise in encryption and security, will help the platform accelerate its plan to build end-to-end encryption.