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Hong Kong Dismisses Report of Security Flaw in Covid Tracing App

  • The city says audit report claiming vulnerabilities is unfair
  • Hong Kong grappling with low levels of public trust since 2019
Visitors scan a QR code for the LeaveHomeSafe Covid-19 contact-tracing app in Hong Kong.

Visitors scan a QR code for the LeaveHomeSafe Covid-19 contact-tracing app in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s government has rejected a cybersecurity firm’s claim that flaws in the city’s Covid-19 tracing app could expose sensitive user information, saying there have been no incidents of data leakage.

The city’s government was responding to a security audit of the LeaveHomeSafe app published by Polish cybersecurity firm 7ASecurity, which said it detected vulnerabilities in the software that could allow hackers to access ID numbers, visit records or vaccination and testing information.