Hacker gets response from Aarogya Setu on privacy issue
New Delhi, May 06: The Aarogya Setu team has said that it was alerted by an ethical hacker of a potential security issue relating to the app.
The team said that the location is fetched and stored on the server in a secure and encrypted manner at the time of registration, at the time of self-assessment and when a user submits their contact tracing data voluntarily through the app or when we fetch the contract tracing data of a per after they have turned COVID-19 positive.
To a question on the user getting the COVID-19 stats displayed on the home screen by changing the radius and latitude-longitude using a script, the team says that the radius parameters are fixed. It can only take one of the five values.
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