Why your aadhar card details are not secure
Posted: Apr 09, 2018
Aadhar Card is an identity card which is known as the India Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI). With the use of different identity cards in India, many problems arose as the driving license was not given the rating of identity proof everywhere. In the same way, the PAN card does not have an address and it is necessary to place an address proof. Voter ID has been considered as a valid certificate but it is only made after 18 years.
In the year 2009, Aadhar card was released as special and necessary identity. It has a unique identifying number of 12 digits based on biometric and demographic data. This is a part of the UIDAI Planning Commission whose main objective is to provide a unique identity card to every citizen of India.
In order to enroll for an Aadhar card, citizens have to give important documents such as Voter ID, Electricity Bill, Driving License, Age Certificate, Residential Certificate, Marriage Certificate besides biometric details fingerprint and print of eyes. After this, the citizen is given an identification number which is a proof that he is a citizen of India and his complete information is secured in India's special database. But actually, your data is not secure.
Aadhar Card data theft:
The government has made it mandatory to link to Aadhar card to take advantage of every service related to your needs. The last date for linking a bank account and mobile numbers is the 31 March 2018. The information on your Aadhar card is not completely secure. In the past, there have been cases of leakage of data related to Aadhar card.
In November 2017, a student of IIT Kharagpur was arrested by Karnataka Police for the theft of Aadhar card details. He hacked the information of the Aadhar Card using the software.
According to the Karnataka Police, a person named Abhinav Shrivastav, 31 had acquired information about many people by stealing information from Aadhar card. Abhinav Shrivastava used the Aadhar e-KYC app to steal the Aadhar card data. However, this app has now been removed from Google Play Store.
After this issue, many cases have been found to have stolen data from the Aadhar card. According to a study by an organization called the Center for Internet Society, information of Aadhar Cards of more than 13 crores of people has been leaked so far. Even the news of former cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leaked Aadhar Card has been reported in the media.
Data security issues:
Have you ever wondered if any information about the Aadhar card can be obtained by giving money? Yes, in 2017, there was news that anyone can get the list of Aadhar Cards details in just 10 minutes by paying just Rs 500. People just need your name and mobile number which can be easily accessed and they can check your aadhar status using your name. You will find this thing shocking but UIDAI is being claimed that there was no breach or leakage of Aadhar data from UIDAI server or database and they still believe that the security of personal information of every citizen in Aadhar card is completely safe and secure.
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