The scandal of the 'perfect' falsifications of the Covid passport that can be downloaded from the Internet

Adolf Hitler, Mickey Mouse and Sponge Bob have valid and recognized Covid passports by government apps. This phrase is not a hyperbole, but demonstrations mad

The scandal of the 'perfect' falsifications of the Covid passport that can be downloaded from the Internet

Adolf Hitler, Mickey Mouse and Sponge Bob have valid and recognized Covid passports by government apps. This phrase is not a hyperbole, but demonstrations made by different hackers to prove that the private keys that are used to sign the Covid passports of the European Union have been filtered and are circulating online.

The Covid passport allows citizens and residents in the European Union to travel to cross the borders of different countries during the Covid-19 pandemic as evidence to demonstrate that its bearer is vaccinated against the virus, has passed the same and recovered or recovered or Your tests have thrown a negative result.

Theoretically, when the Covid passport was launched for the European Union, it was ensured that the QR codes of the Covid passports are protected against falsifications thanks to a digital signature.

However, throughout this week, private keys to sign the Covid passports have leaked online through Telegram and Private Messaging Apps.

"Through several groups (mainly Telegram), several private Covid passports are circulating with authentic signature, there is a possibility that the database of private keys is committed and this can be a break in the confidence chain of architecture of The Covid passports, "the User Emanuele Laface warned in Github.

In this way, any user with computer skills that has managed to be done with these keys that circulate on the Internet can generate their own Covid passports capable of cheating official government apps.

Also, with the filtration of these keys, a high quality counterfeit Covid passport sales has emerged in which it appears that its carrier has received a complete vaccination guideline in Poland for 250 euros.

Throughout the Internet there are signs of counterfeit ROVID passports to names of fictitious character that, at the close of this edition, government apps identified as valid while the European Union investigates this security failure.

Updated Date: 01 November 2021, 17:55

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