[Sept 12, 2018]
A new and exclusive investigation from HuffPost India has revealed a software patch that can compromise the identity of 1 billion people holding the 12 digit Aadhaar Card Number.
The software patch is available for merely Rs. 2500, which disables critical security features of the software used to enroll new Aadhaar users.
The patch holds a bunch of computer code compiled from older versions of Aadhar enrolment software which alters the functionality of the Aadhaar software and introduces new information into the system.
Anyone who gets hold of the patch can enroll and generate Aadhaar ID of a new person from anywhere in the world. That is because it disables the GPS security feature which identifies the location of the enrollment center.
According to HuffPost, the patch lets users bypass the biometric authentication of enrollments operators to generate unauthorized Aadhaar numbers. The patch also weakens the iris recognition, making it easier to fool the software simply with a picture of a registered operator.
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