Home Office app for EU citizens vulnerable to hackers


An app developed by the Home Office to help EU nationals apply to live in the UK post-Brexit can be exploited by hackers to steal sensitive data.

Flaws in the ‘EU Exit: ID document check’ app could allow an attacker to take control of the app or get a glimpse of the information being entered into it in real-time, including a copy of the applicant’s passport, according to cyber security firm Promon.

The app was developed last year to replace the previous laborious 85-page process that EU nationals would have had to undergo to apply for residency in the UK.

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Source: ITPro