Penn State IT recommends Mac users update Zoom to avoid security vulnerability

A security flaw in the Zoom app for Mac may be used to launch users into a call without their permission. Although Zoom has recently installed a fix for the security vulnerability, Penn State Information Technologyrecommends that Mac users who have not updated to the latest version of Zoom (Version 4.4.55389.0716), should update immediately.

Mac users can update their Zoom version by opening their Zoom app and following the “update” prompt. Mac users can also visit and click on the “Download” button in the “Zoom Client for Meetings” section.

Zoom encourages all users to keep their client up to date, as this is the best way to ensure they are enjoying the latest and most secure user experience possible. For more information, visit the Zoom blog.

For questions or support, reach out to your local IT service desk or contact the IT Service Desk online, via email at, phone at 814-865-4357, or in person at 130 W. Pattee Library at University Park.