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Security Flaws Seen In China's Mandatory Olympics App For Athletes

Friday January 21, 2022. 05:04 PM , from Slashdot
schwit1 writes: The mandatory smartphone app that athletes will use to report health and travel data when they are in
China for the Olympics next month has serious encryption flaws, according to a new report, raising security questions about the systems that Beijing plans to use to track Covid-19 outbreaks.

Portions of the app that will transmit
coronavirus test results, travel information and other personal data failed to verify the signature used in encrypted transfers, or didn't encrypt the data at all, according to the report by Citizen Lab, a University of Toronto cybersecurity watchdog. The group also found that the app includes a series of political terms
marked for censorship in its code, though it does not appear to actively use the list to filter communications.
And Olympic Athletes will be punished if they engage In Wrong Speak.

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