Aadhaar Data Leak

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Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

30 May 2019

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

28 May 2019

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 May 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

28 Apr 2019

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

Following the September 26, 2018 Supreme court verdict relating to Aadhaar authentication, the government has revamped the digital KYC norms.

Here's what you will need to get/update Aadhaar card

17 Apr 2019

Here's what you will need to get/update Aadhaar card

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

15 Apr 2019

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can update address in PAN card

08 Apr 2019

Here's how you can update address in PAN card

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to all taxpayers in India by the Income Tax department.

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

07 Apr 2019

Here's how you can check your Aadhaar authentication history

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

06 Apr 2019

Here's how to download Aadhaar using your Aadhaar-registered mobile number

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold. Also, a vital proof of identity, it can come handy anywhere and anytime.

Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended by six months

01 Apr 2019

Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended by six months

The Central government has extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN by six months, to September 30, 2019. The previous deadline to link the two IDs was March 31.

Can fraudsters access your bank-account linked with lost Aadhaar card?

26 Mar 2019

Can fraudsters access your bank-account linked with lost Aadhaar card?

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

25 Mar 2019

Here's how you can update Aadhaar address without valid address-proof

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

23 Mar 2019

Here's how you can reprint your Aadhaar card online

With so many government welfare-schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

Link your Aadhaar with PAN today: Income Tax Department

22 Mar 2019

Link your Aadhaar with PAN today: Income Tax Department

The Income Tax Department has again urged all taxpayers to immediately link their Aadhaar with PAN.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

11 Mar 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

25 Feb 2019

What will happen to your Aadhaar data after your death?

With nearly 1.23 billion Aadhaar numbers already generated, as per the UIDAI website, it is easily the most widely held document in the country.

Indian Govt must slap penalty for Aadhaar misuse: Edward Snowden

18 Aug 2018

Indian Govt must slap penalty for Aadhaar misuse: Edward Snowden

The government must slap a penalty on anyone using Aadhaar data for purposes other than public services, whistle-blower Edward Snowden said.

Gujarat: Aadhaar center employees quizzed in data breach case

16 Aug 2018

Gujarat: Aadhaar center employees quizzed in data breach case

Delhi Police have recorded statements of employees of an Aadhaar center, which is running from the Surat Collector's office in Gujarat, in connection to the alleged Aadhaar data breach case.

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.

Andhra Pradesh: Details of 89L MNREGA-beneficiaries compromised in Aadhaar Leak

28 Apr 2018

Andhra Pradesh: Details of 89L MNREGA-beneficiaries compromised in Aadhaar Leak

In a major embarrassment to the state government, the Andhra Pradesh Benefit Disbursement Portal made details of 89,38,138 MNREGA beneficiaries public.

EWS admissions: Delhi Government warns private schools against demanding Aadhaar

27 Mar 2018

EWS admissions: Delhi Government warns private schools against demanding Aadhaar

The Delhi government has warned private schools against demanding Aadhaar details of children belonging to economically weaker section/disadvantaged group category and refusing admission to such students on either on grounds of distance range or the pretext of minor spelling errors.

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.

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.

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.

French researcher "finds" 20,000 Aadhaar cards online, UIDAI dismisses threats

12 Mar 2018

French researcher "finds" 20,000 Aadhaar cards online, UIDAI dismisses threats

French security researcher Robert Baptiste (alias Elliot Anderson) is on a privacy checking spree. In the last few days, he claims to have exposed vulnerabilities on ISRO and Indian Post's websites and helped them correct the issues.

How safe and secure is Aadhaar? All myths busted

20 Feb 2018

How safe and secure is Aadhaar? All myths busted

Aadhaar is gradually becoming an essential document for Indians, but awareness of related issues remains low.

Find your Aadhaar usage history for the last six months

06 Feb 2018

Find your Aadhaar usage history for the last six months

Recently, several cases of Aadhaar data misuse have been reported. Last month, a racket was busted where scammers were letting people access the Aadhaar database illegally for just Rs. 500.

Traders found using Rs. 15,000 software to illegally access biometrics

04 Feb 2018

Traders found using Rs. 15,000 software to illegally access biometrics

Amid a raging debate on safety of Aadhaar information (or the lack thereof), police in Gujarat have busted a ring that used stolen biometric data for unauthorized profits.

Edward Snowden backs former RAW chief's article against Aadhaar

22 Jan 2018

Edward Snowden backs former RAW chief's article against Aadhaar

American whistleblower Edward Snowden continues to take on Aadhaar and its potential for misuse.

UIDAI adds another security feature to Aadhaar: Facial recognition

15 Jan 2018

UIDAI adds another security feature to Aadhaar: Facial recognition

Less than a week after announcing a new two-layer safety feature, the UIDAI has come up with another facility to increase security: your face.

More flaws in Aadhaar: Anyone can access your bank details

11 Jan 2018

More flaws in Aadhaar: Anyone can access your bank details

Reports about the lack of privacy and safety in Aadhaar only keep getting worse.

Virtual ID, limited KYC: Aadhaar has new two-layer security feature

10 Jan 2018

Virtual ID, limited KYC: Aadhaar has new two-layer security feature

Days after a major breach was reported in the Aadhaar database, the UIDAI has come up with a new two-layer security system to protect privacy.

Arrest UIDAI, not journalists: Edward Snowden on Aadhaar breach FIR

09 Jan 2018

Arrest UIDAI, not journalists: Edward Snowden on Aadhaar breach FIR

Edward Snowden, famous whistleblower, has lashed out at the Indian government over Aadhaar, which has "destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians."

UIDAI lodges FIR against The Tribune for Aadhaar report

07 Jan 2018

UIDAI lodges FIR against The Tribune for Aadhaar report

According to an Indian Express report, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has lodged an FIR against The Tribune newspaper and one of its journalists over a report which alleges that Aadhaar numbers are anonymously sold over WhatsApp.

A week into 2018, and four cyber-attacks have already happened

07 Jan 2018

A week into 2018, and four cyber-attacks have already happened

It's been a week into 2018, and already the internet is flooded with reports of major cybersecurity breaches.

'Irrespective of laws, result is abuse': Snowden on Aadhaar controversy

05 Jan 2018

'Irrespective of laws, result is abuse': Snowden on Aadhaar controversy

One more name, and a famous one at that, has been added to the list of people opposing Aadhaar.

Aadhaar at Rs. 500: Know how to protect your data

05 Jan 2018

Aadhaar at Rs. 500: Know how to protect your data

Details about a racket "selling" Aadhaar data for Rs. 500 have emerged. Paying that amount, you can access details of anyone registered with the UIDAI, including their name, address and phone number.

Rs. 500 to access Aadhaar details of a billion people

04 Jan 2018

Rs. 500 to access Aadhaar details of a billion people

The government has been insisting that Aadhaar is safe, the data is private and secure, and there has been no breach. But how true are its claims?