Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat told reporters on the sidelines of the 14th National Conference of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the 7th that 32 crore Aadhaar numbers had been linked with Voter IDs. “So far, as many as 32 crore Aadhaar numbers have been linked to voters’ ID cards. Another 54.5…Read More 32 crore Aadhaar numbers linked with Voter IDs, says CEC. We ask HOW?
The UIDAI has asked banks to provide Aadhaar-based onetime password (OTP) for opening of bank accounts only in the presence of the customer, in a banking outlet, The Hindu reports. In a letter addressed to commercial banks, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey essentially admits that OTP based authentication can and HAS been…Read More UIDAI admits risk of misuse of Aadhaar, asks banks to be vigilant.
According to The Tribune, in a recent twist of events a private operator working at an Aadhaar counter at the District Administration Complex in Jalandhar was found to have saved over 921 e-copies of Aadhaar cards in his personal laptop. When asked , the operator said that he HAD to save it on his laptop…Read More Operator saves 921 e-copies of Aadhaar in his laptop
To understand the relentless stream of news on data breaches, fake Aadhaar cards, enrolment centers selling Aadhaar data and more, there is a need to understand the money part of the equation for operators. A lot of it is opaque, but there are hints. What investment does it take to be an Aadhaar operator? To…Read More The Aadhaar economy – or why it will be impossible to prevent operator malpractice
Aadhaar services appear to be down in Andhra Pradesh for the last four days following extensive news of security breaches. All Aadhaar services at Mee Seva centers appear to be suspended without any official statement. People approaching the centers are being informed that the servers are down, according to Hans India. The New Indian Express…Read More Aadhaar services down in Andhra Pradesh
Fingerprints are not necessarily unique. This is also not a new revelation. While the observed variations in fingerprints have led to a widespread belief that each person’s fingerprints are unique, various experts are quick to point out that this cannot be proved. Essentially you can’t prove that no two fingerprints are the same. It’s improbable,…Read More How unique are fingerprints?
In September 2017, the Uttar Pradesh STF busted a network of hackers who had been able to bypass the UIDAI biometrics requirements to create fake Aadhaars. They created fake fingerprints, patched the enrolment software to bypass the requirement for iris scans and enrolled fake Aadhaars for This is a translation of the Press Release by…Read More Kanpur Fake Aadhaar Enrolment Scam
Three websites: the Gujarat government, Director of Developing Caste Welfare of the state and Gujarat University continue to publish lists of beneficiaries along with their names, addresses and Aadhaar details publicly in direct violation of the Aadhaar Act. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/three-gujarat-websites-including-govt-portal-made-aadhaar-details-public/articleshow/62406648.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktopRead More Gujarat government, Director of Developing Caste Welfare of the state and Gujarat University websites continue to leak Aadhaar data
Airtel Payments Bank was found to be illegally creating accounts for users who authenticated their Aadhaars to link their mobile SIMs with their Aadhaar number. The newly created bank accounts were naturally linked to their Aadhaar, and their subsidy and other payments through the Aadhaar bridge ended up with the Airtel Payments Bank instead of…Read More Airtel Payments Bank scam
The Bengaluru police seem to have found two instances of criminals using SIMS purchased using Aadhaar card authentications of people who were not aware of applying for them to evade being traced. In both instances dealers retained Aadhaar card information of those applying for SIMs and used it to issue additional SIMs that they sold…Read More Reports of Aadhaar authentication used to issue multiple SIM cards