PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 30, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rajasthan state government has successfully addressed security vulnerabilities on its Jan Aadhaar website, thanks to the diligent efforts of security researcher Viktor Markopoulos from CloudDefense.AI. The website, designed to provide a unique identifier for Rajasthan residents to access welfare schemes, was found to have exposed sensitive documents and personal information of millions of citizens.
Markopoulos discovered critical flaws in the website’s security, including the exposure of Aadhaar cards, birth certificates, marriage certificates, electricity bills, and income statements, along with personal information such as date of birth, gender, and father’s name. These vulnerabilities posed a significant risk to the privacy and security of the citizens.
The Jan Aadhaar portal, launched in 2019, serves over 78 million individual registrants and data of 20 million families in Rajasthan. It aims to offer a unified identity unique to the state, distinct from the nationwide Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI.
Markopoulos played a pivotal role in uncovering and reporting the security bugs, including unauthorized access via registrants’ phone numbers and improper verification of one-time passwords. Upon notification by TechCrunch, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) promptly intervened and remediated the security issues. Read the full article from here.
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