French Hacker Clims People in PMO, Army HQ Unwell, Hacker who pointed out the flaw in Arogya Setu App claims, many people are sick in PMO and Army Headquarters.

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Robert Baptiste, an ethical hacker from France (Eliott Alderson, or @fs0c131y account on Twitter), has revealed in a tweet that several government officials in India are unwell and attributed this to a security flaw in the Aarogya Setu coronavirus tracing app. Found, which has been created by Niti Aayog in India in collaboration with many volunteers. Baptist has claimed that a vulnerability in the Aarogya Setu app lets him easily see who is infected, unwell and who has self-assessed for COVID-19. Although he had initially contacted Indian cyber security agencies, the team that created Aarogya Setu had refuted his claims and on Wednesday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had also assured people that the app is safe. In response, Baptist has disclosed some information obtained through the app and said that it will soon disclose detailed information.

Responding to the recent claim made by the Union IT Minister, in which he described “Aarogya Setu as an absolutely robust app in terms of privacy protection and data security”, the researcher said that he was able to find the loophole which allowed it to Allowed to see any person who has reported infection, illness or done a self-assessment through the Arogya Setu app in a particular area.

He said that according to the data received through the app on Tuesday, he was able to see that five people were feeling unwell in the PMO, two were unwell at the Indian Army Headquarters and one person was infected in Parliament. The hacker has also claimed that if he wants, he can see the sick person sitting in any house through the app.

The hacker also claimed that he was able to find a flaw in the Aarogya Setu app early last month, through which he could access any internal file of the app with just a single command, although he told that Aarogya Setu The team had quietly fixed this glitch.

On Wednesday, the hacker had promised to reveal more details of this security flaw and as per his promise, Baptiste fixed the problem. Information one with share blog post Have done. He has told that a hacker can get information about all those who are unwell or infected or those who have tested themselves through the app, within a limited radius in the app. Apart from this he found that he can change his location to different places and see who is unwell at that location. He also claimed to find unwell people within 500 meters of Parliament. Giving an example, he said that to get information about all the people in a city, the maximum radius of the app can be expanded to more than 10 kilometers. Apart from this, Baptiste has also claimed that it was able to get information about a location to within exactly 1 meter.

At present, after this latest claim, no statement is yet to come from the Arogya Setu team or the IT Minister. Tech News by Careers Ready is keeping an eye on this issue and will update you as soon as we get new information.



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