Aadhaar app hacked in one minute; 22,000 card details exposed
To highlight India's data security issues, French security researcher Baptiste Robert alias Elliot Alderson has hacked into the Aadhaar app. He was able to bypass the system's password protection protocol within a minute and gain access to 22,000 Aadhaar card details. "These cards can be found on the internet. They are not on the UIDAI server. Everything is public, no hack is required," he said.
Here is how he did it
Without biometric data breach, we are completely safe: Aadhaar
But this is Robert's point: Aadhaar is an identity document
The ethical hacker has exposed vulnerabilities in BSNL, Apollo Hospitals
In the past, Robert has discovered vulnerabilities in the online portals of Punjab Police, Telangana Government, Paytm, Indian Postal Service, Apollo Hospitals, and BSNL. To be ethical and transparent about the whole thing, Robert has stuck to communicating with the concerned organizations on Twitter itself.