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Aadhaar data leak: Take precautions while sharing info on websites, MEITy tells all depts
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
‘Publishing identity info is in clear contravention of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016’
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns
by Prasad Krishna published May 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?
by Anumeha Yadav published May 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar data leaks not from UIDAI: Centre
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 08:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Aadhaar is foolproof, it tells SC
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With digitisation at the forefront, government departments need to be cautious about digital security
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 08:33 AM — filed under: , ,
The huge leak of Aadhar data from four websites belonging to a central ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government has been on the government radar for a while. The leak, caused by poor security protocols, had left around 130 million numbers and their allied information, like bank and post office account details, open to access for several months. As the last website finally plugged loophole, violation echoed in Supreme Court.
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Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
“Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action.” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister, in the Rajya Sabha, on 10th April 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar data of 130 millions, bank account details leaked from govt websites: Report
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 09:13 AM — filed under: , ,
Just how leaky is the Aadhaar data? A lot, says a study published by Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based organisation (CIS). In a study published on May 1, two researchers from CIS found that data of over 130 million Aadhaar card holders has been leaked from just four government websites. As scary as this is, there is more to it. Not only the Aadhaar numbers, names and other personal details of millions of people have been leaked but also their bank account numbers.
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Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 10:42 AM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security practices, the Centre for Internet and Society has claimed.
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Aadhaar Details Of 13.5 Crore People Available On Government Sites
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 11:00 AM — filed under: , ,
Up to 13.5 crore Aadhaar numbers can be easily accessed through government portals and nearly three-fourths of these are linked to bank accounts, said non-profit research organisation the Centre For Internet & Society (CIS).
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Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 11:10 AM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security practices, the Centre for Internet and Society has claimed.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media