Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Aadhaar Biometric Data Cannot Be Hacked even After a Billion Attempts

Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times.

Ravi Shankar Prasad has also affirmed
that data storage system "completely safe and secure", the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts. The minister said that Aadhaar authorities conduct nearly 1 crore authentications every second.

Ministed added " Do you know how many authentications we do every three seconds? Three crores. Do you know how many bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar? 80 crore accounts. And Aadhaar is your homegrown technology (at) one dollar each and completely safe and secure with proper parliamentary approval."

"(It is) so tough that even if I disclose information regarding a fingerprint and iris scan to an unknown person, except in case of national security, I can be prosecuted. That is the inclusive part we have done," Prasad said, lauding the Modi government for "taking rapid steps in making India more digital".

Ravi Shankar Prasad told "What is the digital profile of India? For a population of 130 crore, India is home to 121 crore mobile phones, 450 million smartphones, 50 crore-plus Internet (connections) and 122 crore Aadhaar cards," 

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