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Aadhaar security flaw can give access to data without OTP: Ethical hacker

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Alison Saldanha | IndiaSpend Mumbai
For the second time in the first three months of 2018, the vulnerabilities of the Aadhaar programme–the world’s largest biometric database–were exposed when American business technology website ZDnet reported on March 23, 2018, that the personal data of millions of enrolled Indians could be accessed through unsecure websites and mobile apps of third-party agencies that use the identification system for authenticating transactions.
Aadhaar comprises a unique 12-digit number assigned to Indian residents. As of March 29, 2018, more than 1.2 billion Indians–or 99.7% of the population–have enrolled in the programme. The

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 9:31 AM IST

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