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Zoom Backtracks, Says It Will Actually Fix Major Flaw That Could Let Hackers Hijack Mac Webcams

After initially defending their decision to install insecure local web servers on Mac users’ machines that posed a major security risk and could be hijacked by attackers, teleconferencing app Zoom has backtracked and has said it will quickly remove the “feature.” Read More >>

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Serious Security Flaw With Teleconferencing App Could Allow Websites to Hijack Mac Webcams

On Monday, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh publicly disclosed a serious zero-day vulnerability in conferencing software Zoom – which apparently achieves its click-to-join feature, which allows users to go directly to a video meeting from a browser link, on Mac computers by installing a local web server running as a background process that “accepts requests regular browsers wouldn’t,” per the Verge. As a result, Zoom could be hijacked by any website to force a Mac user to join a call without their permission, and with webcams activated unless a specific setting was enabled. Read More >>

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Incredible Camera Zoom Basically Takes You to the Moon

If you want to go to the Moon, you can either hitch your ride with NASA and SpaceX or you can get yourself a camera with an incredible zoom like the Nikon P900 which comes with a 24-2000mm lens that can rip off an 83x optical zoom. Read More >>

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Photographers are Shooting the Moon With This Camera’s Insane Zoom

Trust us, you really don’t need a camera with a built-in telescope. But in the right hands, the insane 83x optical zoom on the new Nikon P900 is mindblowing. Read More >>

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A £39k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000/£39,056 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. Read More >>

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Zoom H5: The Perfect DSLR Audio Sidekick With a Scaled-Back Price

Shooting video with a DSLR can be a pain when it comes to your audio setup. Zoom has been a mainstay of external audio devices targeted at DSLR film-makers with the H4N and last year's beefed-up—but expensive—H6. The new H5 presents an in-between solution at an affordable price. Read More >>

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Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom’s Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your productions sound a lot less amateur. Read More >>

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iOS 7 Finally Lets You Zoom While Recording Video on Your iPhone

Here's an under-reported feature of iOS 7: you can finally zoom in while video recording now. It seems like it could get a little choppy, as you have to pinch to zoom while already recording video but from the looks of the video above shot by 9to5Mac, the results are pretty seamless. Read More >>

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This Video Truly Shows the Overwhelming Size of the Universe

Every time I look at the sky in a remote location, far away from cities' light pollution, I marvel at the immensity of the Universe. But this video truly shows how much bigger the Universe is, how impossibly huge. Just watch and look at all those dots turn into galaxies until you reach your destination. Read More >>