The Aarogya Setu bug bounty program is now free software for development.
Aarogya's Setu app eventually became a development free software, as the government tries to alleviate concerns regarding privacy and monitoring. On Monday the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology published an announcement that it had uploaded code for the Arogya Setu Android device on GitHub and that it will be eligible for developers' tinkering from Tuesday, 26 May. Furthermore, iOS is open-sourced within two weeks of the government's covid-19 monitoring update. The National Informatics Center (part of MeitY) also announced that developers who can identify vulnerables in the app will have a bug bounce program.
After almost two months after the launching of the software, over 114 million users registered for government scheme, Aarogya Setu's open-source code comes into existence. While the app is seen by its users as resourceful, privacy defenders have previously decreed that the app code is untransparent, particularly after the French hacker has identified too many security loopholes in the application. The govt then answered the hacker 's concerns, but the fear of users using the Aarogya Setu app grew every day, forcing government to release the GitHub app's code set.
After the declaration, the French security investigator Elliot Alderson alias, on Twitter said, "It's a very good development and I'm pleased to learn that the Indian government is going in this direction.
The ministry uses it on the Android network 98 per cent of Aarogya Setu, which renders this software open-sourced before its iOS and KaiOS devices. "It is challenging for more than 114 million customers to disclose the source code of a constantly developing software. It is a major burden for the developers and the Aarogya Setu team both to build and to preserve the source code.