Just Rs. 500 to get access to Aadhaar details of a billion people..!!! Know Here How You Can Protect Your Aadhaar.
The goverment has been demanding that Aadhaar is protected, the information is private and secure, and there has been no break. However, how true it is?
The Tribune launched an examination and discovered aggravating details: it takes just Rs. 500 to get to Aadhaar subtle elements of anybody enrolled with UIDAI.
This is what they found.
Insights about a racket “selling” Aadhaar information for Rs. 500 have risen. Paying that sum, you can get details of anybody enlisted with the UIDAI, including their name, address and telephone number.
For another Rs. 300, you could even print anybody’s Aadhaar card yourself.
What Racket is about?
Through WhatsApp, a reporter figured out how to connect with unknown source who “sold” Aadhaar details.
After Rs. 500 was exchanged to them by means of Paytm, they made an ID for the customer, which enabled unrestricted access to the Aadhaar portal.
All it took just 10 minutes.
You could enter any Aadhaar number and get all insights about them, including name, address and telephone number, email address, pin code.
Luckily, there’s something you can do to secure your information. Discover how.
Here’s how you can protect your Aadhaar details:
Aadhaar confirmation works on biometrics: iris and unique mark checks. To validate your Aadhaar card, any organization needs to cross-check your biometrics put away in the Aadhaar database.
The UIDAI offers users the choice of locking their biometrics. “This is to secure protection and classification of resideent’s biometrics information,” it said.
Your biometrics can’t be utilized for verification if it is locked, “in this way preventing potential abuse”.
Follow below steps to lock your biometrics:
1. Visit the UIDAI site at www.uidai.gov.in, then click on ‘Bolt/Unlock Biometrics’ under Aadhaar Services.
2. Under ‘Bolt your Biometrics’, enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and the security code as indicated.
3. An OTP will be sent to your enrolled portable number.
4. Enter the OTP in the pertinent space and ‘Login’.
5. Enter the security code once again and tap on ‘Empower’.