Ways to Protect your Aadhaar number’s data, use carefully and keep it safe:
Following are the valuable information regarding how to protect your Aadhaar number’s data safe
Aadhaar Update history Feature now available to download:
The Aadhaar update history is now available to download and one can submit on demand to various authority to avail services.
Check your Aadhaar Authentication history online:
It is very important that you should check your authentication history time to time online to avoid any misuse of Aadhaar.
Another Protective Security layer for Aadhaar number by UIDAI- 16 Digit Virtual ID Number for Aadhaar:
The UIDAI Authority of India has introduced 16 digits virtual ID number as the second layer of protection, a virtual number will be generated as random number against the actual Aadhar number. The random virtual number shall be used only once for authentication by authorizing agency, since it is temporary in nature it cannot be used for duplication.
Advantages of Virtual Number
1. The real Aadhar number will be masked.
2. Only the required details will be shared.
3. Only the Aadhar holder can generate the Virtual number and will share with the required agency.
4. Since it is temporary in nature duplication is impossible.
Be aware and use your information securely.
Protect Your Aadhar’s biometric information
with mAadhaar app
launched by Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI).
- Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar numbers has launched an app called mAadhaar
- The app will enable people to carry their unique identification profile on mobile phones
- Currently, the app is only available on Android platform
The app which is available only on the Android platform currently, allows users to not only have their Aadhaar profile on their mobile as a quick and convenient identification proof, it also lets users lock/ unlock their biometric data which are linked to Aadhaar via the app to secure their personal data. Other features include viewing and sharing updated Aadhaar profile via QR (Quick Response) code — the two-dimensional barcode, and sharing eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer) details with service providers such as telecommunications companies. mAadhaar also has a “Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP)” feature that can be used instead of SMS (short messaging service)-based OTP (one-time password).