The government is working on a locally developed software to protect officials’ virtual meetings from being hacked.
This comes after hackers posted adult content during the Meteorological Services Department event on the National Climate Outlook Forum meeting that was held on Zoom last week.
Permanent Secretary for Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services, Engineer Sam Kundishora, told The Herald last week that trial runs on a locally developed software -TrueConf – was underway. He said:
We are working on a video conferencing and messaging application, and we are testing the system.
Zoom is hosted and managed outside Zimbabwe when notices to host meetings are distributed they might end up in wrong hands who might use such to get access to the meetings.
Governments across the world have banned unnecessary travelling and gatherings to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease called COVID-19.
As a result, there has been a jump in demand for technology that allows for virtual meetings.