UIDAI Toll-Free Number Appears in Users’ Contacts Across India, Causing Twitter Uproar

UIDAI Toll-Free Number Appears in Users’ Contacts Across India, Causing Twitter Uproar

UIDAI Toll-Free Number Appears in Users’ Contacts Across India, Causing Twitter Uproar

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UIDAI Toll-Free Number Appears in Users' Contacts Across India, Causing Twitter Uproar

Thousands of smartphone users in India woke up puzzled on Friday with a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) toll-free helpline number saved in their phonebooks by default.

UIDAI, which is yet to issue an official statement on this, has replaced the earlier helpline number – 1800-300-1947 – with the new number – 1947, which got into people’s phonebooks without their consent.

“This is no joke as it is on my phone too. I didn’t save this number. Check your phone asap, feeling worried,” a user tweeted with a screenshot.

A French security expert, who goes by the Mr. Robot-inspired pseudonym 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

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