Cyber Security

Indian govt website leaked Covid lab test results

The government of West Bengal an Indian state govt website exposed the test result of millions of people who took Covid-19 test. The website is part of govt mass testing program and the system works like this. They will send the sms to patient with the url to see their test results which contained the base64 encoded unique autoincremented number which is unique for every test which can be guessed by anyone. Anyone with basic knowledge about base64 encoding can change that parameters and can see all the test result listed on website which supposed to be visible to only…

Cyber Security

Facebook’s Instagram is Spying through camera, Lawsuit Alleges

Tech giant Facebook Inc is again being sued. The lawsuit alleges that Instagram is spying on it's user through camera, even they are not being used by user. Facebook denied the reports and blamed bug for accessing camera when app is not used. Company said they are fixing the issue of false notification of camera using by Instagram. The complained is filed by Instagram user Brittany Conditi, on Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, New Jersey. In complaint Brittany alleges that camera is accessed by Instagram intentionally for the sensitive personal data collection of users. Facebook has declined to…

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What is Indian Digital Health ID? 14-Digit Health ID rolling out in India

Indian govt announced Digital Health ID on 15th august 2020 Independence day. It's called National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) as a unified healthcare program under which every Indian citizen will be issued a 14 digit digital health ID. In first phase service will be rolled out in six union territories (Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and┬áDiu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep). Worth noting point in this service is Govt has claimed that this is a voluntary opt-in system and user can opt out when he/she want, and can request for erasing their data. User can generate…