The UIDAI tweeted that the aim is to especially help all elderly or those who have an issue with the two authentication details.
No Aadhaar data breach has been recorded since its inception, claims former UIDAI director general RS Sharma
Reiterating UIDAI's claims, that even though there may have been a breach of Aadhaar data, no breach of biometric details has ever taken place.
Aadhaar has now entered a controversial territory, and its perception has morphed from a data-driven public service to connotations of an all-encompassing, Big Brother-esque, almost voyeuristic intrusion into the private lives of citizens.
Aadhaar Virtual ID is a proactive move to fix privacy holes but might be useless without critical updates
Virtual ID is a welcome acknowledgment of the privacy and security issues with Aadhaar, as opposed to the UIDAI’s characteristic denial of privacy.
Latest Aadhaar security flaw isn't as serious as a data breach, but leaves the public open to social engineering attacks
The flaw is based on USSD that was publically shared by UIDAI in December telling if your bank account has been linked with your Aadhaaar number or not.
Twitter user highlights security flaws in UIDAI's mAadhaar app for Android devices, user data could be compromised
With this leaked database password, anyone with access to your phone can potentially steal your mAadhaar password and thus steal your identity.
New security layer for Aadhaar is like locking the stable after horses have run away, says P Chidambaram
The UIDAI, which collects and manages Aadhaar data including biometrics of citizens, on 10 January announced a new two-layer system to strengthen security.
Aadhaar Virtual ID: Here's how this new 16-digit temporary identifier will secure your personal information
The Virtual ID is a 16-digit random number which can be generated by an Aadhaar card holder via the UIDAI website.
UIDAI is inefficient but will share information if they cooperate, Tribune reporter who broke Aadhaar story tells Firstpost
Firstpost spoke to The Tribune reporter who broke the Aadhaar breach story. She called UIDAI officials inefficient but said she will share information with them.
Aadhaar database access found to be sold on WhatsApp for Rs 500; UIDAI official acknowledges major data breach
Paying Rs 500, the investigating team were able to obtain a 'Login ID and username' which allows access to all particulars listed under any Aadhaar number.