Aadhaar software hacked; UIDAI needs to work with hackers, says French security expert

IANS reports:

 HuffPost India has revealed that the Aadhaar database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over one billion Indians, “had been compromised by a software patch which disables critical security features of the software used to enrol new Aadhaar users.”

According to the report, any unauthorized person from anywhere in the world can generate Aadhaar ID using the patch which is freely available for Rs 2,500.

French security expert Elliot Alderson — who had last month sparked a controversy by asking the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to explain why its helpline number was stored on many people’s phone without their knowledge — also joined in the conversation asking the UIDAI to work with the hackers to plug the breach.

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