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Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws

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By ALAN SUDERMAN
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report shows that an app that’s expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception. Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group, said in a report published Tuesday the MY2022 app has seriously flawed encryption that would make users’ sensitive data – and any other data communicated through it – vulnerable to being hacked. The app allows users to submit required health information on a daily basis and is part of China’s aggressive effort to manage the coronavirus pandemic while hosting the games. 

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