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Mind the GAP: Security & Privacy Risks of Contact Tracing Apps

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Mobile Security: Mind the GAP: Security & Privacy Risks of Contact Tracing Apps #MobileSecurity [PAPER] https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.05914.pdf https://t.co/Abpq0Ms6Cl

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Nicolai Parlog: The paper doesn't discuss the practicality of these attacks. Personally, I didn't consider them very practical because they seem to require a lot of hardware to have an impact. @pavel23 goes into detail on that. TL;DR: Not feasible.

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Mira Mezini: You think, you can't be at two places at the same time? ... well, read about the funny experiments in this paper ๐Ÿ™‚ https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.05914.pdf @CYSEC_Darmstadt @TUDarmstadt @Uni_MR @Uni_WUE

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Nicolai Parlog: First, I'm a security noob and none of these are my original thoughts. It's a (hopefully accurate) rendition of the research of @misc0110, @m_mezini, et al from @CYSEC_Darmstadt, @Uni_MR, @Uni_WUE. Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.05914 All credit is theirs, all errors are mine. 2/10 https://t.co/qCmRucA8zV

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Oscar D Torson: excellent thread on the security risks of the German COVID tracking app; TLDR: they exist in theory, but there is no chance anyone can be bothered to exploit them

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Lukasz Olejnik: Use of Progressive Web Applications violating user privacy and data protection in some context (public institutions; deanonymization)? My analysis of a particular #GDPR case study. Based on a controversial case study. #ePrivacy https://blog.lukaszolejnik.com/use-of-progressive-web-apps-in-some-contexts-may-trigger-data-protection-case-study/

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Miranda ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก: @PiratenMainz https://twitter.com/pavel23/status/1271881305614057474

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Lukasz Olejnik: Another security and privacy analysis of contact-tracing apps. This time focus on decentralised Google+Apple protocol. Profiling, deanonymization, and more. Those apps come at a price. #COVID19 #gdpr #ePrivacy https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.05914.pdf https://t.co/f33TJ4Bkd7

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CSTOOL.io: This is bad: the Covid-19 tracking mechanism (supposed to maintain anonymity) can be broken because of simultaneous Bluetooth beacons being sent by your phone: https://attacksrfc.cstool.io/cve/CVE-2020-13702 #COVID19 #trackingapp #CoronaWarnApp

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