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Zoom get-together? [Saturday, February 6, 2021]


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OK, a last minute attempt to get some people to join. In these Corona times, I'd like to meet some of you through Zoom.

 

I'm having an FSM get-togehter in about 15 minutes. If you're up for it, feel free to join.

 

The link is:

 

 

 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4386804511?pwd=ZXRYeFJtem5rUTlOTVFoNWRSS28xdz09 

Hope to see anyone there. I'll keep the meeting open for 15 minutes, but if no one shows up, I'll close it. Worth a shot, now that I'm all prepped.

Zoom also gives me this info, don't know if you need it:

Meeting ID: 438 680 4511
Password: 4HnqgN

 

Karol, try again!

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1 hour ago, Alexcremers said:

Apparently it's a hacker's delight. 

And the standard software of our university for digital lectures and seminars.:sarcasm:

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What are they hacking? Are they just inviting themselves into private conversations, or are they using them as backdoors to hack networks and computer drives? 

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Passwords, taking control of your computer, listening to corporate meetings, ...

 

SpaceX, NASA, Google and universities all over the world no longer use it.

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From what I've read, everything about Zoom seems to have been crappy and insecure until recently. They claimed to use end-to-end encryption when they didn't (i.e. they claimed they couldn't see your streams, but they could). They had security holes were uninvited people could join conversations. Attackers could remotely force people to join meetings and activate their webcams, and hijack shared screens. For a while, the application would automatically reinstall itself when you uninstalled it on macOS.

 

Most or all of these seem to have been fixed now, but the number of security issues, and especially the false claim to support end-to-end encryption doesn't exactly make the company trustworthy.

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Thank you to thx99 and Nils, who I believe were the only JWFANers at the meeting on Friday. As usual, I drank too much (two bottles of wine and 7 beers), but I wasn't too annoying, I hope? We'll do this again at a later date. :)

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I had tried to join, but like Fabulin said, I felt very out of place once people actually showed up. It kind of was like if I was creeping into a random family's evening, if that makes any sense.

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  • 2 months later...

If any of you want to join what will be the LAST Zoom get-together (at least with me as host) untill the end of August at the earliest, feel free to chime in at 21:00 Oslo time tonight. You're all very welcome; it will be a mix of Maintitles and FSM and JWFAN. I realize it's the US national holiday today, but I'm hoping some have time. The link should be the same as in the first post.

 

I've even prepared a fun quiz for tonight! :)

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  • 2 months later...

If anyone feels impulsive tonight, I've opened up the room for a spur-of-the-moment chat tonight. I'll keep it open for an hour or so. If no one shows up by then, I'll close it. For now, there is only me here. I only have two beers left.

 

https://meet.jit.si/MainTitlesandFSMGet-together

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