The enrollment software, which allowed private parties to enroll people for Aadhaar has been compromised, HuffPost India reported following a three month-long investigation. Here's what the report indicates, among other things: The patch is available for around Rs 2500, and is still in widespread use It allowed people to be enrolled into the Aadhaar database from anywhere in the world, by disabling the GPS tracking, which would have helped identify the location of the enrolment centre It annulled the role of authorised enrollment operators by bypassing the biometric authentication of enrolment operators, and allowing enrollment using their photograph A former enrollment operator had written to the UIDAI CEO about the existence of the patch Operators whose license was canceled can still use the enrollment software The UIDAI has said that: This report is completely incorrect and irresponsible. The claims lack substance and are baseless. (MediaNama's take: saying that it is baseless does not prove it) Vested interests are trying to create confusion in minds of people. (MediaNama's take: this is an ad hominem attack, and doesn't address the concerns raised). 'Its further claim “to introduce information” into Aadhaar database is completely unfounded as UIDAI matches all the biometric (10 fingerprints and both iris) of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders before issuing an Aadhaar.' (MediaNama's take: This is false, and mixed biometrics have been allowed by the UIDAI software, as indicated by this New Indian Express story) "All necessary safeguard measures are taken spanning from…
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