Covid-19 contact tracing app based on Apple-Google API could be vulnerable to data harvesting, EEF warns

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Google, Apple’s contact-tracing system is vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to EEF
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Google, Apple’s contact-tracing system is vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to EEF

Accurately estimating the distance between two devices is also a significant challenge

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) has warned that coronavirus contact-tracing apps built using Apple-Google API could pose a threat to privacy and security of users. The experts at EEF ca...

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