Ragheb Ghandour

Ragheb Ghandour is a cybersecurity consultant. He primarily focuses on cybersecurity risks as well as the rights to online free expression and privacy.

LET THEM EAT 4G!

Policy makers in Lebanon are taking “reform” measures that will benefit the telecom sector at the cost of depriving hundreds of thousands their right to communication. On May 27, Lebanon’s cabinet approved two bills proposed by the Minister of Telecommunications, Johnny Corm, that will be detrimental for struggling families and individuals. The first is to …

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Lebanon: Your Data is Not Secure on MoPH’s GrabAJab Platform

Update— IMPACT responded to our concerns by suspending Grabajab’s access to patients’ data pending the resolution of security issues. Nonetheless, we are yet to learn the kind of data accessed by GrabAJab and how it was used and processed. Grabajab.com, a vaccination platform launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), was reported to …

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Ma3an App Must Immediately Address Security Issues

In September 2020, SMEX conducted a security analysis of the contact-tracing app, Ma3an, to test the app’s security and safety. The Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon (MoPH) seemed responsive to our recommendations, but in reality, no changes were implemented. This year, with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Lebanon and Syria, we are re-assessing …

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How To Make A Privacy-Oriented Application During A Crisis

Over the past couple of weeks, state agencies, international organizations, and local initiatives have launched applications to track housing damage, provide food assistance, and offer health services in the wake of the Beirut explosion. These are incredibly important initiatives, but they should also take the necessary steps to protect users’ personal data. Out of necessity, …

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