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Cybersecurity Experts Agree to Rahul Gandhi’s Concern Over Aarogya Setu App

Rahul Gandhi Aarogya Setu

Days after Rahul Gandhi’s claim regarding Aarogya Setu app, cyber security experts from round the world have come forward in agreement with the Congress leader’s concern.

Few days ago, Rahul Gandhi has expressed his concern regarding the “sophisticated surveillance system” that comes along with Aarogya Setu mobile app, which has been outsourced to a private operator.

In his tweet, the former Congress leader has said: “The Arogya Setu app, is a sophisticated surveillance system, outsourced to a pvt operator, with no institutional oversight – raising serious data security & privacy concerns. Technology can help keep us safe; but fear must not be leveraged to track citizens without their consent.”

Now, a French cybersecurity expert, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson borrowed from the popular TV show Mr Robot, has come out claiming that a security issue has been found in the app and added that the Congress leader from India was right about the app.
This is the same expert who explored Iran’s COVID-19 app to find out what data it collects. Alderson showed how the website offering direct downloads of the app was registered by a Mostafa Anoosheh, who was linked to an app developer that had earlier created clones of the popular messaging app Telegram, and were accused of spying on their users.
Alderson had, some time ago, revealed how an estimated 67 lakh Aadhaar numbers could have been leaked by state-owned gas company Indane.
In his tweet, he writes :”Hi @SetuAarogya, A security issue has been found in your app. The privacy of 90 million Indians is at stake. Can you contact me in private. Regards, PS: @RahulGandhi was right”.

Minutes later, he tweeted: “@NICMeity contacted me. Issue has been disclosed to them.”

Earlier, Alderson had explored Iran’s COVID-19 app to find out what data it collects and who it sends this data to. Alderson showed how the website offering direct downloads of the app was registered by a Mostafa Anoosheh, who was linked to an app developer that had earlier created clones of the popular messaging app Telegram, which were accused of spying on their users.

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