Articles about Elliot Alderson
11 May 2020
Aarogya Setu 'most secure app', says government amid privacy concerns
The government on Monday said the COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu is the "most secure app."
10 May 2020
#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more
This week, some notable developments were made in the world of technology, particularly in the consumer tech category.
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
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.
27 Aug 2018
#PANbreached: Delhi man owns 13 companies; Just that, he doesn't!
A 27-year-old got the shock of his life when he found out that he is a director of 13 companies and had made transactions worth over Rs. 20cr.
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.'
30 Jul 2018
Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy
TRAI chairman RS Sharma is in the midst of a storm now after his Twitter challenge on Aadhaar's security majorly backfired.
30 Jul 2018
After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database
The UIDAI yesterday asserted that the personal details of TRAI chief R S Sharma revealed publicly on Twitter are not from the Aadhaar database, and that "hacked information" is easily available on Google, without using the 12-digit unique identity number.
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.
26 Mar 2018
UIDAI to introduce face authentication for Aadhaar verification from July
The UIDAI will introduce face authentication as a means of verifying Aadhaar users from July 1, 2018.
25 Mar 2018
UIDAI denies claims of Aadhaar data breach on Indane's systems
The UIDAI has denied the claims of an Aadhaar data breach on the systems run by state-owned utility company Indane.
25 Mar 2018
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
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.