AADHAAR LEAKED! Beware! Check the last six months usage record online
‘FORGERY’ is the word that is profusely scaring the Indians recently. After our encounter with many cons, the revelation with unethical rackets, and being the experimental target of the digital thieves, we have become terrifically aware of what is happening with our “Aadhaar Card.”
Are our identification details safe in the government’s locker? Is someone misusing our Aadhaar Cards and putting them into effect in specific illegal activities?
Especially, after the blasting exposure of how Aadhaar database can be purchased through internet only for Rs 500 has jerked the heads and heels of the common mass. The government portals have been flooded with people’s concern over the security of private data.
We got a response from the bench of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). It was clarified that the case was mere unauthorized access to the Aadhaar website. However, there was no instance of stealing of biometric data.
Inspite of the clarification, a debate has been raised over the Aadhaar security.
It’s better for us if we learn how to find out what is happening with our Aadhaar card and where the cards have been used in the last six months.
No! No one has to step outside the home or the comfy place to be enlightened with the truth. The online facility of UIDAI has let us do the needful from anywhere. We need an internet connection to our digital device like a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.
Be careful of the third party websites as the chances of leakage of our data is more in these zones.
The Aadhaar card holders can check the authentication history here:
Verify where your Aadhaar has been utilized in the past six months.
As per UIDAI’s right version “This feature can be used to view Authentication details. Fetch your Adhaar authentication history (Notifications) data.” Howbeit, you have an option to complain if you find any misuse.
Keep your Adhaar registered phone number always with you.
Here is the step-by-step guidance:
Open a search engine page like Google Chrome, Bing, Yahoo, MSN, etc.
Go to the Adhaar authentication history page.
Type or paste ‘https://resident.uidai.gov.in/notification-aadhaar’ on the browser window.
Now, enter the 12 digit Adhaar number in the demanded box. It is located below the Adhaar Authentication History.
It’s time to put the 4-digit security code given there in the below.
Click on the term “Generate OTP.”
You will get an OTP (One Time Password) coming to your registered mobile number.
Don’t forget to verify the number on the UIDAI website.
You will see a page appear in front of you that enquires for the following information:
✓ Authentication Type ✓ Select Data Range ✓ Number of Records ✓ OTP
What is Authentication Type?
It is a drop-down that includes options like:
✓ Demographic ✓ Biometric ✓ All ✓ Demographic & Biometric ✓ Demographic & OTP ✓ Biometric & OTP
You need to choose “All” as an option in the page’s drop-down menu
The page will show you the date, time and all types of Adhaar Authentication requests that have been made in the specific period that you selected. But, you won’t be able to view the name of the people who requested the authentication.
Click on the option “Select Date Range.” Then, choose the number of months. You can select up to 6 months to the maximum.
Here, you have to fill in “Number of Records.” Keep it in mind that you can request for maximum 50 records.
Now, enter the OTP for authentication.
Click on “Submit” button.