Can you trust government apps?


The most vulnerable ones, according to the article:

  • Tienkena’s Attack (進擊的鐵克納) by the National Science and Technology Museum
  • Mobile Water Manager (行動水管家) by Taiwan Water Corp (台灣自來水)
  • Taiwan Railways eTicket (台鐵e訂通) by the Taiwan Railways Administration
  • Foreign Workers’ Little Assistant (外籍勞工小幫手) by the Workforce Development Agency
  • Accounting Mobile Go (統計隨身GO) by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics


This is pretty bad, as so far it’s the only way to book a TRA ticket from a phone and it is still usable unlike that creepy website TRA has made for foreigners (turn the app language to English and you’ll be able to input your passport number there, not ARC though, but nobody checks that anyway).