UAB IT is urging the campus community to update Zoom on their Mac computers after a security vulnerability was reported. Zoom has released security updates for macOS that address critical vulnerabilities. Attackers could use the vulnerability to gain access to your Mac’s webcam.

Zoom Vulnerability Update

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to update Zoom on their personally owned computers as well. To update Zoom on your Mac, click on “” in the title bar, then click the “Check for updates” button. This can also be done from within the Zoom app by clicking your avatar, which is defaulted to your initials, and then clicking “Check for updates”, then “update” and “install”.

If you have questions, please contact your department’s IT support or contact AskIT at or 205-996-5555.