As of April 2021, 13 of the 16 German states have officially launched the Luca app, spending a total of roughly 21 million euros on it. It has been under criticism since day one of its release. Privacy advocates and cybersecurity experts keep finding vulnerabilities and security holes in the app, which is supposed to be used for contact tracking and promises responsible and secure data transmission. According to recent media reports, it has so far barely lived up to its task. CISPA faculty Ben Stock, Christian Rossow, and Cas Cremers explain why Luca is problematic from the perspective of cybersecurity experts.
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