Elliot Alderson: News

07 May 2020


Aarogya Setu for feature phone, landline: How to use it

Aarogya Setu, the COVID-19 contact tracer from the government of India, is now available for feature phones and landlines through an Interactive Voice Response System or IVRS.

06 May 2020


Hacker flags 'security issue' in Aarogya Setu, government responds

A few hours ago, a French cybersecurity expert and hacker under the alias "Elliot Alderson" claimed that Aarogya Setu, the official contact-tracing app of the Government of India, carries a security issue.

16 Oct 2018

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Dating app for Trump fans leaks users' data on launch-day

A new dating app, meant exclusively for Donald Trump supporters and American conservatives, has found itself in a soup.

03 Aug 2018


Aadhaar helpline number auto-saved on phones: Check your contact-list now

Have you ever saved UIDAI's number on your phone? Even if you haven't, chances are your phone will have the number saved. Search for 'UIDAI.'

29 Jul 2018


TRAI chairman dares Twitterati to show Aadhaar's misuse, challenge backfires

TRAI Chairman Ram Sewak Sharma got embroiled in a Twitter war over the efficiency of Aadhaar.

25 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi app sharing user information without consent: Security researcher

French security researcher Elliot Alderson, who's been in the news for discovering major security flaws in the Aadhaar app, has found out that the official Narendra Modi app on Android is allegedly sharing user information with a US-based company called CleverTap without their consent.

24 Mar 2018


Elliot Alderson: The ethical hacker who exposed Aadhaar's security flaws

A few weeks ago, French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who is better known by his Twitter username Elliot Alderson, hacked into the Aadhaar app within a minute and reportedly gained access to 22,000 Aadhaar card details.

17 Mar 2018


Delhi: 100 arrested for hacking user-data of online shopping websites

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UPSTF) has arrested over 100 fraudsters for hacking user database of leading online shopping websites and insurance companies.

16 Mar 2018

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Aadhaar data leak: Just Google 'Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf'

In a rather worrisome revelation, it has been found that a simple Google search (Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf) can lead people to access the Aadhaar card details of several individuals.

16 Mar 2018


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.