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UIDAI Dismisses Claims about Ghost Aadhaars Created Via INR 2,500 Software Patch


The Unique Identification Authority of India may well have to explain following still one more security flaw which got detected. UIDAI stated on September 11 that no operator will be allowed creating else updating Aadhaar till the time any person gave his biometric particulars, dismissing allegations that hackers purportedly compromised Aadhaar software.


A certain probe that HuffPost India conducted suggests UIDAI's Aadhaar computer program utilized for taking in fresh applicants while including their names into the list of Aadhaar members likely was hacked via the utilization of certain software patch which deactivated vital security functions. It's reported the said software patch can be bought with just INR 2,500 which would let unauthorized entities pretend to be enrolment operators for Aadhaar and so register anybody's name as also generate for them Aadhaar numbers no matter from which location the so-called operators access the software. Firstpost.com posted this, September 11, 2018.


Moreover according to UIDAI's statement, some people with ulterior motives were purposefully attempting at creating confusion within the society that was totally unwarranted. The Authority stated for every resident desiring to be listed into Aadhaar database his/her all biometrics comprising both iris and ten fingerprints were matched with those of each and every other Aadhaar holder prior to the person's enrollment; as a result, people who were claiming about entering fresh information into the details of Aadhaar were telling totally baseless things.


That the compromise was serious is evident from the people saying about the ease with which the patch could be sourced was similar to acquiring admission into any WhatsApp group from where it could be bought. Besides according to HuffPost, the simplicity with which the patch can be used is just like loading the Aadhaar software onto any computer.


India government has said it got 2 Indian analysts and 3 experts of international repute examine the patch, each of who substantiated it had the ability for hacking the Aadhaar computer program. The Authority has as well asked the public for visiting real centres for Aadhaar enrollment i.e. post offices, bank branches as well as government offices so their enrollments are conducted solely on permissible machines.

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