Sunday, January 21

Aadhar breach, do we really need to worry?

Can anyone with your aadhar id see which bank account it was linked to?

aadhar breach

In December ,the UIDAI tweeted a number to check the bank account with which the aadhar is linked via SMS.

Here is how to do it to any aadhar number:

  • First dail *99*99*1# from your mobile
  • You will be asked to enter the aadhar number
  • Then there is option to confirm or change it.
  • Then it will show the bank it is linked to.

The backlag is that it doesn’t sent any OTP to the aadhar holder nor it notifies that any one has checked the details of the aadhar card holder.

Recently  a journalist named Rachna Khaira, tried to show how you can get an unrestricted access to the personal details of people who have an Aadhaar card by simply paying  ₹500.

As followed, the UIDAI filed an FIR against Rachna and three men Anil Kumar, Sunil Kumar and Raj whom she contacted during the course of reporting.

Now, “Edward Snowden” the famous American whistle blower has come out in support of the journalist who reported the fault in aadhar database.

He tweeted:

The journalists exposing the #Aadhaar breach deserve an award, not an investigation. If the government were truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians. Want to arrest those responsible? They are called @UIDAI.

edward snowden

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Followed by which Indian journalist Rahul Kanwal wrote:

Totally wrong for UIDAI to file an FIR against the journalist who exposed #AadharLeaks If a loophole is pointed out Govt should work on fixing the flaw rather than try to shoot the messenger. Don’t intimidate journalists.

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Edward Snowden currently living in Russia, is known for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) about global surveillance programs, many of which are run by the NSA.

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