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Aarogya Setu 'most secure app', says government amid privacy concerns

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."

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

#PANbreached: Delhi man owns 13 companies; Just that, he doesn't!

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.

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

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.'

Elliot Alderson: The hacker who started the Aadhaar security controversy

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.

After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database

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.

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

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.

UIDAI to introduce face authentication for Aadhaar verification from July

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.

UIDAI denies claims of Aadhaar data breach on Indane's systems

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.

Narendra Modi app sharing user information without consent: Security researcher

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Aadhaar app hacked in one minute; 22,000 card details exposed

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.