A vulnerability in Reliance Jio's JioMoney wallet app exposed personal data of JioMoney users, according to an independent security researcher. Users' Aadhaar numbers were exposed, along with details like their date of birth, when they verified their SIM card, and their JioMoney account MPIN. MediaNama reached out to Jio for comment, and in response they have sent the following statement: “ We have come across an unverified and unsubstantiated claim of personal data of JioMoney users being exposed. We confirm that there is no such issue in JioMoney. Prima facie, the claims appear to be mischievous attempts to malign our services. We assure our users that their data is safe and maintained with highest security.” C.S. Akshay, the researcher, started scrutinizing JioMoney's code when the service's customer support was unable to resolve a grievance. "Absolutely irritated, I messed with Jio…
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