Aadhaar Helpline crawls into contact list of Smartphone users in India

Aadhaar Helpline crawls into contact list of Smartphone users in India

On Friday, Smartphone users in India went puzzled with a UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) toll-free number, which is already saved in the phonebook by default.

UIDAI has yet to issue an official notice on this matter that they have changed their previous helpline number with the new one, i.e. 1800-300-1947 with 1947. However, with the consent of the Smartphone users, it is already pre-installed in the phonebooks.

A Smartphone user in India posted in tweeter with a screenshot that “This is no joke as it is on my phone too. I didn’t save this number. Check your phone asap, feeling worried.”

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Elliot Alderson, who is a Security Expert of France asked on Twitter to UIDAI, saying “Many people, with different providers, with and without an #Aadhaar card, with and without the mAadhaar app installed, noticed that your phone number is predefined in their contact list by default without their knowledge. Can you explain why?”

The twitter post went viral along with the latest development after a great chaos because RS Sharma, Chairman of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has challenged hackers and critics.

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On July 28, Chairman Sharma drafted a tweet-storm with sharing of his personal Aadhaar number of 12-digit on tweeter.

It seems that ethical hackers have desperately exposed 14 confidential information of MR. Sharma among other, which include his personal mobile number, Date of Birth (DOB), home address, Voter ID, PAN number and other details as well.

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by Chandrani Sarkar on August 3, 2018

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