Check Your Phone! A New UIDAI Number Has Been Appeared in Every Mobile Contacts

A huge number of cell phone clients in India woke up astounded on Friday with a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) sans toll helpline number spared in their phonebooks as a matter of course. UIDAI, which is yet to issue an official articulation on this, has supplanted the prior helpline number - 1800-300-1947 - with the new number - 1947, which got into individuals' phonebooks without their assent. Following the change to the new number, the past number that is spared in the contacts isn't operational any longer. 

"This isn't any joke because it is on my phone too. I did not save this type of number. Check your phone ASAP, feeling upset," Check below screenshot, this is my mobile phone's screenshot

A French security expert, Elliot Alderson, asked UIDAI on Twitter: "Many people, with different providers, with and without an #Aadhaar card, with and without the mAadhaar app installed, noticed that your phone number is predefined in their contact list by default without their knowledge. Can you explain why?"

Twitter was abuzz again with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma's open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Sharma made a tweetstorm by sharing his 12-digit Aadhaar number on July 28.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth (DoB), PAN number and voter ID, among others.


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