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 October 23, 2017  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Ankush Johar writes, in part:

The government claimed that Aadhaar is completely secure, and the data of the consumers was absolutely safe from any malicious party until a severe flaw was detected in the system. The bug allowed a malicious operator to save a user’s biometrics and simply use it to carry out transactions on the victim’s behalf via replaying the saved biometrics.

In February this year, a Youtube video showed a demo of such a replay attack. Later that month, UIDAI filed a case against an employee of  Suvidhaa Infoserve, saying that an Axis Bank’s gateway was used to carry out around 400 transactions via replaying Aadhaar information that was saved earlier.

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