This news was informed by the officials on Tuesday during the 14th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19. In this meeting the officials also discussed various aspects related to “Performance, Impact and Benefits” of Aarogya Setu App.
As we mentioned, the Aarogya Setu mobile application helps users to identify whether they are at risk of COVID-19 or not. It also provides many important information to the people including ways to avoid coronavirus and its symptoms. However, since its launch, some groups called this app a threat to the privacy of users and criticized it.
Not only this, a security researcher from France, Robert Baptiste Claimed That the Aarogya Setu app contains a “security loophole” i.e. a problem that has put the privacy of crores of Indians at stake. The researcher tweeted on Tuesday to inform the government and its over 1.67 lakh followers about the alleged security issue in the government’s contact tracing app. However, it has also been learned that the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the National Informatics Center (NIC) immediately contacted the hacker to understand the problem and later denied the hacker’s claim.
The government on Wednesday said there is no data or security loophole in Aarogya Setu after an ethical hacker claimed a possible security issue in the app and criticized opposition Congress leaders.