New data leak hits Aadhaar revealing Aadhaar holders’ information

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Aadhaar is India’s national identity for individuals, and it contains private data of users like identity and biometric information. For many wrong reasons, of lately, Aadhaar is making the news mostly because of its lack of proper security and protection. With fingerprints and private information at hand, anyone with access can get an open a bank account, buy a cellular SIM card, etc.  Enrolling in the database has become mandatory considering that it is must to access even basic government services. Now, according to a latest report from ZDNet,  the database is leaking information on every Aadhaar holder. This data leak which is run by the state-owned utility company can allow anyone to download private information on all Aadhaar holders, including their names, unique 12-digit identity numbers, and information about services they are connected to, such as their bank details and other private information. Karan Saini, a New Delhi-based security researcher, is the brain behind in discovering the vulnerability said that anyone with an Aadhaar number is affected. ZDNet on the other hand claim that they have tried to contact the authorities and have even contacted Indian Consulate in New York and alerted Devi Prasad Misra and tried to explain the issue in detail, yet nothing …
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Deadline to link Aadhaar with mobile, bank accounts extended indefinitely till SC delivers verdict

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March 31st was the deadline for linking Aadhaar card with mobile numbers and bank accounts. Today Supreme Court has extended the deadline indefinitely until it delivers a verdict on the validity. The move comes after several petitions were raised challenging the validity of the Aadhaar Act. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on March 7th said that it is not possible to address the petitions against the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act by March 31st. However, A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan who are also the bench members earlier said that any last minute extensions would have implications on financial institutions, like banks and stock exchange. The government of India had made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with welfare schemes, other essential services like banking and phone, saying that it was necessary to eradicate any benami deals and black money. Back in December, apex court made it mandatory to link aadhar card and extended the date till March 31st.
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India’s cryptocurrency fans might have to link their Aadhaar IDs with their wallets


As India cozies up further with cryptocurrencies, it looks like enthusiasts will have to let the government get a ringside view of the action, as a proposal to link accounts on Bitcoin exchanges to users’ national IDs is in the works. Ajeet Khurana, head of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), told the Economic Times that the group (which counts seven cryptocurrency exchanges among its members) plans to submit a proposal to the government, in which the concerned agencies will be able to look up purchase data for all buyers and sellers…

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India wants to add features to Aadhaar even before it can fix what’s broken


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has had a terrible 2018 so far, as numerous issues have been reported in its Aadhaar system designed to ID 1.3 billion citizens across the country. And yet, it seems keen to tack on more features as if nothing has happened. Earlier this month, a local paper reported that it was possible to purchase any registered citizen’s Aadhaar data (which includes their name, address, and date of birth, among other details) by contacting an agent and paying them Rs. 500 ($ 8). Subsequently, French security researcher Robert Baptiste highlighted problems with the official mAadhaar…

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India is handling its Aadhaar security woes in the worst possible ways


India’s Aadhaar system for issuing every citizen an ID number has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past couple of years, from being made mandatory without the necessary legal backing, to having its data leaked willy-nilly multiple times. The most recent incident to shock people keeping score comes from The Tribune, a Chandigarh, India-based paper which reported last week that it was possible to purchase any registered citizen’s Aadhaar data by contacting an agent and paying them Rs. 500 ($ 8). The outlet noted that about 100,000 people are believed to have unrestricted access to this…

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How to link Aadhaar to your mobile number via OTP

The Government of India has made it mandatory to link your mobile number with Aadhaar card for identification verification and has put a deadline of March 31, 2018 to do so. While the process of verification by visiting the mobile network customer centers can be tiresome, UIDAI has rolled out OTP based verification system using which you … Continue reading “How to link Aadhaar to your mobile number via OTP”
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