Security lapse at Jio, exposed coronavirus symptom checker results


Jio launched its coronavirus self-test symptom checker in late March, the symptom checker allows anyone to check their symptoms from their phone or Jio’s website to see if they may have become infected with COVID-19.


Security researcher Anurag Sen found the database on May 1 & informed TechCrunch to notify the company. Jio quickly pulled the system offline after TechCrunch made contact. It’s not known if anyone else accessed the database.


Some of the records also contained the user’s precise location, but only if the user allowed the symptom checker access to their browser or phone’s location data.

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