COVID-19 mobile apps: security and privacy issues

Many countries recently made available mobile applications related to the COVID-19 with various objectives: trace the evolution of the virus on their territory, collect the health status of their citizens...

Pradeo conducted a study on the level of security and privacy of 30 national COVID-19 mobile applications.

The results showed that:

- 3 of these applications are clearly problematic
- More than half of the applications infringe on privacy
- All applications have more or less critical security vulnerabilities