Security researchers at Check Point are closely examining contact tracing apps. After initial review, they have flagged a number of concerns over how contact tracing applications are implemented. Researchers outlined their concerns in four:
Check Point will continue researching contact tracing applications and their frameworks.
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Jonathan Shimonovich, Manager of Mobile Research said, “The jury is still out on how safe contact tracing apps are. After initial review, we have some serious concerns. Contact tracing apps must maintain a delicate balance between privacy and security, since poor implementation of security standards may put users’ data at risk. This comes down to questions on what data is collected, how it is stored and, ultimately how it is distributed.”