Separately, New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, announced an agreement with Zoom over a range of issues, including enhanced privacy for educational accounts and updates to Zoom’s policy on abusive conduct.
Shares of Zoom were up 5% at $157, after rising earlier as much as 8%.
Zoom said it was preparing a draft design of its encryption policy to be released May 22, when it plans to host discussions with cryptographic experts and customers, and integrate feedback into a final design before rolling the feature out to users.
"We are also investigating mechanisms that would allow enterprise users to provide additional levels of authentication," Chief Executive Officer Eric Yuan wrote in a blog post
Founded in 2014, Keybase is an encrypted messaging platform that allows users to securely swap data and cryptographically verify one another's identities on social media.
But while Zoom has seen an extraordinary jump in users, now numbering 300 million participants a day, since the coronavirus crisis forced millions of people and students to work from 乐乐棋牌, security has an issue.
Concerns about the security of Zoom’s platform have led companies including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Sweden’s Ericsson to ban employees from using the platform. New York public schools had also restricted teachers and students from using the platform, though the ban was recently rescinded.
Zoom’s security push is part of a 90-day plan that has included hiring former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos and other known industry figures while launching new versions of its software with better encryption. The campaign has generally won plaudits from security experts.
James, the New York attorney general, said her office and Zoom “have worked cooperatively and quickly to implement more stringent and robust protections for consumers, schools, and businesses.”
Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Raphael Satter in Washington; Editing by Leslie Adler