Allegations are frequently made with respect to making the Aadhaar number public, raising issues of personal information being leaked. With reference to this, a petition has already been filed in the Supreme Court. Also, Mr. R. S. Sharma Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman, shared his Adhaar Card number on Twitter, challenging to hack it.
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) July 28, 2018
But this backfired as Elliott Alderson, French security researcher accepted his challenge and in a short while revealed Mr. Sharma’s personal information. First, he disclosed his telephone number, followed by house address, birth date, phone number etc. Elliot even shared Mr. Sharma private photos, though he blurred the photos before sharing to avoid any issues in his private life, this also includes Mr. Sharma’s pan card.
Elliot after disclosing the personal information of Mr. Sharma said Adhaar number is not secure it can easily reveal your residential address, phone number, and other private information. He also further said I hope you understand how dangerous it is to make you Aadhaar number public.
There has always been a question mark regarding the privacy of information shared via your Aadhar Card. A case has already been filed with the Supreme Court and the recent hack, put the whole security system under a scanner.
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