Aarogya Setu Developers Allay Concerns After Ethical Hacker Points Out Faults in Contact Tracing App

As the discussion about the possible privacy concerns surrounding the Aarogya Setu app continues, designers shared a clarification on some of the problems that an ethical hacker poses. French hacker Robert Baptiste, who tweets under the alias Elliot Alderson, posted on Twitter that he had noticed a big security problem on the Aarogya Setu application.

In a tweet, Elliot Alderson says, “The app has found a security problem. At risk is the safety of 90 million Indians. Can you please contact me personally? “Marking the official app handle when marking. He then tweeted: “49 minutes after this tweet, I was contacted by @IndianCERT and @NICMeity. The problem was revealed to them. “Shortly afterward the developers of Aarogya Setu also issued a statement clarifying

We state that perhaps the Aarogya Setu app is designed to gather a user’s position at certain points along the way — when the user sets up the device and registers, whenever the user makes a self-assessment, and even whenever a user communicates their contact tracking data either automatically from inside the device or when a self-assessment suggests COVID-positive.

Aarogya Setu is a contact-tracing device designed by the National Informatics Center (NIC) there under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and has been promoted by the Government of India as when the one-stop contact monitoring solution begins in the nation as the COVID lockdown.

Customers in all private firms have been made compulsory, and government employees do have to install the app on the cellphones.

The Aarogya Setu designers also state that this ethical hacker has not proved to pose a danger to any user’s personal details. Meanwhile, earlier this morning Alderson posted a tweet that says, “Do you know what the @SetuAarogya triangulation is? “For a while now, we expect this to rumble on.

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