Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525 (Smart Way America Realty)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Been using Zoom for over 4 years. The risk has always been there. Hackers are welcome to my meetings if they bring referrals.

Apr 04, 2020 03:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Most of my zoom meetings are fairly secure, however last weeks AR meeting did have one person attend that did not identify themselves, it does have me a bit concerned.

Apr 04, 2020 07:18 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not using it now but maybe by the time I get to it they will fix the bugs Kris Collis, Associate Broker 

Apr 04, 2020 04:00 PM
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
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Kris,

I've read many similar items.

I tend to agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets   Hackers are potentially dangerous, but really no more than any other technological vehicle used mindlessly.

If you click on an executable file that looks like Zoom, but isn't, then you're giving access.... It's similar to email.  Click on something you shouldn't and you've got a problem.

The prophylactic response should come from the user, though Zoom should diligently investigate and remedy all known scourges.

Apr 04, 2020 04:10 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I understand if you keep it closed, and allow only those invited, it is more secure.

Apr 05, 2020 07:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Sure it's a concern but hopefully Zoom is working diligently to get some security measures in place.

Apr 04, 2020 08:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I won't be hosting any, but limited choices are abound when someone else is hosting.

Apr 04, 2020 07:36 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I am not using it with clients so far. We are using it for our weekly meetings and will continue to.

Apr 04, 2020 07:12 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Hackers hack no matter what platform is used. Since Zoom has gotten a lot of attention with many new users, one would think that they would fix whatever security issues there are.

And as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets said, they are welcome if they give a referral, lol.

Apr 05, 2020 06:12 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I heard about this some days ago. I've yet to Zoom a client. I have access to microsoft teams which I'd sooner use if needed.

Apr 05, 2020 06:10 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I love Zoom. Hackers hack. That's what they do, regardless of the technology.

Apr 05, 2020 05:25 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
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I missed the news on this..But I may follow Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets 

Apr 04, 2020 06:52 PM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I like ZOOM and will use it for many things I do

Apr 05, 2020 11:02 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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If someone feels my Zoom meetings are worth hacking, they must be in stay-at-home Covid-19 mode and very bored.

Apr 05, 2020 09:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Those 'Shark Tank' folks have the shorts in a wad knowing so many are 'spoofing'  Seen On Shark Tank' with out paying them.  So Mr Herjavac, a security guru, feels personally  insulted.

Conducting business on the Internet is NOT more dangerous than riding one's bicycle on the same surface as 40MPH traffic, and folks to it every day....often with tragic outcomes.

In the land of the free those are the choices we get to make.

Apr 05, 2020 08:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Zoom needs to correct the security issues.

Apr 04, 2020 04:02 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I've never felt a need to use Zoom.  Phone works - conference calls are my way of conducting business. 

Apr 05, 2020 09:35 AM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never used Zoom, but I can definitely see how some issues might arise through it.

Apr 05, 2020 09:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Kris,

This morning our friend and UCLA professor is giving his lecture via ZOOM.  There are fixes in place that he has put into effect, and we have a feeling that all will be well for his class.  I think very few will be interested in a graduate school MBA lecture...A

Apr 05, 2020 07:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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So, this is about the 10th time I've shared this - 

#1 - ALWAYS find the source - not the 'reporting' source! 

#2 - With anything 'Big Brother,' I tell everyone that I have nothing to hide and anyone can listen in to what I have to say any time!

#3 - If you've ever used Zoom, you know how easy it would be to control unwanted users (which is all the real FBI warning was about).

That said, these articles are sensationalizing the REAL FBI report. Their very simplistic warnings are because users of Zoom shared their dial-in information publicly or with someone who later has an ax to grind with someone on the call. It's quite harmless - but, not according to those sites that you shared. It is SO easy to disable an 'intruder' on a Zoom conference - I mean within seconds.

This is what is wrong with journalism these days - they embelish, they lie, they fabricate and they offer their OPINION. Journalism is dead in MHO! 

Apr 05, 2020 09:52 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Yes, there are precautions that can be taken.

Apr 05, 2020 06:57 PM