Developer finds Bluetooth flaw in Australian contact tracing app


More than 6 million Australians downloaded the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app after being told it was necessary to help health officials track future coronavirus outbreaks. In late May, a software developer found a flaw in the app that would allow someone with a relatively simple Bluetooth device to crash the app running on nearby phones so they wouldn’t attempt to pair with other nearby phones and no data would be available to health officials if the phone’s owner becomes infected. The app has been updated.
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