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Security, Privacy Issues Found in Tens of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

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Feb
2021
Security, Privacy Issues Found in Tens of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

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Contact tracing applications have been created to help authorities automate the process of identifying those who have been in close contact with infected individuals.

Using a newly developed tool called COVIDGuardian, which was designed for both static and dynamic program analysis, academic researchers with universities in Australia and the United Kingdom analyzed 40 worldwide Android contact tracing apps and discovered potential security risks in more than half of them.

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