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French hacker claims Pakistan's COVID-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims
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French hacker claims Pakistan's COVID-19 contact tracing app reveals patients' locations, govt denies claims

The hacker revealed that due to the privacy issues, this app can give out the 'exact coordinates' of the infected people.

'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost
India

'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost

In an interview with Firstpost, Elliot Alderson replied to several assertions made by the Union government about Aarogya Setu, which is being widely being promoted as a contact-tracing app that help to combat COVID-19.

Aarogya Setu key to making transition into post-lockdown period smooth, prevent loss of lives; doubts about privacy, security unnecessary
India

Aarogya Setu key to making transition into post-lockdown period smooth, prevent loss of lives; doubts about privacy, security unnecessary

Aarogya Setu is also reviewed by other foreign firms who often tend to be critical about indigenous technological efforts of India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'

The official handle of Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, asserted late on Tuesday that "no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk".

FaceApp's privacy policy on photos uploaded is not sitting well with users, Twitter reacts
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FaceApp's privacy policy on photos uploaded is not sitting well with users, Twitter reacts

FaceApp "may use information" they receive to "provide personalized content & information to you and others".

Aadhaar data leak: Gas company Indane leaves data of 6.7mn customers exposed on its website
India

Aadhaar data leak: Gas company Indane leaves data of 6.7mn customers exposed on its website

Part of the website was indexed in Google searches, giving anyone unfettered access to the database

Congress claims Aadhaar enrolment software hack jeopardised sanctity of UIDAI
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Congress claims Aadhaar enrolment software hack jeopardised sanctity of UIDAI

Any unauthorised person from anywhere in the world can generate Aadhaar ID using the patch.

No clarity on why Google included UIDAI number in Android setup wizard in 2015
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No clarity on why Google included UIDAI number in Android setup wizard in 2015

Both the UIDAI, as well as the telecom operators, washed their hand of the issue.

TRAI chief RS Sharma's daughter receives threatening email from hackers
India

TRAI chief RS Sharma's daughter receives threatening email from hackers

Email sent to RS Sharma's daughter warned her that her father's bank account was compromised.

Narendra Modi app controversy: US-based analytics firm CleverTap says it doesn't 'sell, rent or re-market' data
India

Narendra Modi app controversy: US-based analytics firm CleverTap says it doesn't 'sell, rent or re-market' data

A US-based analytics company facing allegations that it received personal data from the official mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi without the consent of app users, has said that it does not sell, rent or re-market data

Congress takes down its app after French hacktivist and BJP's allegations of data sharing with Singapore-based servers
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Congress takes down its app after French hacktivist and BJP's allegations of data sharing with Singapore-based servers

As per a Times of India report, the app seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store after the French hacker on Sunday warned that he would look into the Indian National Congress's (INC) app and would put out a report shortly.

Twitter user highlights security flaws in UIDAI's mAadhaar app for Android devices, user data could be compromised
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Twitter user highlights security flaws in UIDAI's mAadhaar app for Android devices, user data could be compromised

With this leaked database password, anyone with access to your phone can potentially steal your mAadhaar password and thus steal your identity.

Here's how Rami Malek's Elliot Alderson redefines realistic hacking in Mr. Robot
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Here's how Rami Malek's Elliot Alderson redefines realistic hacking in Mr. Robot

Finally, the computer hackers of the world have a TV show they can call their own. "Mr. Robot," a mind-bending drama in which a morphine-using computer-security drone gets enmeshed in a revolutionary plot against corporate domination.