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Biden’s campaign app allowed access to millions of sensitive voter records

Any user can sign up without email or address verification. The app does not prevent Non-Americans to access the it, noted The App Analyst, a mobile security firm.

US presidential candidate Joe Biden’s election campaign app allowed users to sign up with unverified email address and access voter data compiled by a third-party service provider that claims to have more than 191 million voter records, a mobile security firm found.

The app named as “Vote Joe App” is the official application of Biden’s campaign that has been designed as a tool to engage with voters.

Any user can sign up without email or address verification. The app does not prevent Non-Americans to access the it, noted The App Analyst, a mobile security firm.

Once a user signs up, they can access sensitive voter information from the database in the app and sync contacts in their phones to the database in the app, creating new contacts in the database. They can also send canned Joe Biden support texts.

The app allows users to find a voter from the database, and report specific information about that contact. Users just need to query the voter database using a first and last name, and state to return information.

The returned information will show the voters’ history of participation in elections in the past years. It will return values like “Y” to signify “Yes they voted”.

It also shows other values like “B” and “R”. “B” value can potentially represent “Blue” or “Democrat” and “R” value can correspond to “Red” or…

Abhishek Chatterjee

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