Aadhar Card New Update: If you do this work then your Aadhaar will be super strong, no one will be able to make a dent
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) claims that the data of Aadhaar users is completely secure. But, still some people’s Aadhaar gets misused. In most of the cases, this happens due to the negligence of the Aadhaar users.
New Delhi. Aadhar Card is an important document. Now it has also become mandatory to link it with your ration card, PAN card and some other documents and accounts. With the increasing trend of Aadhaar, the incidents of its misuse have also increased. Cybercriminals are not only committing financial fraud by misusing people’s Aadhaar, but are also using it in some criminal activities.
However, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) claims that the data of Aadhaar users is completely secure. But, still some people’s Aadhaar gets misused. In most of the cases, this happens due to the negligence of the Aadhaar users. Data security experts say that if Aadhar users keep in mind some basic things while being alert, then no one can misuse the Aadhar card. Let us know what things we should keep in mind to keep Aadhaar safe.
Two Factor Authentication
The most effective way to prevent misuse of Aadhaar is to have your mobile number and e-mail linked with it. In this case one time password i.e. OTP will be required for Aadhaar verification. It will come on the mobile number linked with Aadhaar. Aadhaar cannot be verified without OTP. In this way misuse of Aadhaar will be avoided.
Use of masked Aadhaar copy
If there is a need to provide a photocopy of the Aadhar card, then give a photocopy of the masked Aadhar card. Masked Aadhaar does not contain the entire Aadhaar number but only the last four digits. With this, Aadhaar verification is done, but due to not showing the complete Aadhaar number, no one can misuse it.
Keep biometrics locked
You can also secure your Aadhaar by locking the biometrics. Biometrics lock means that the fingerprints of the thumb, fingers and iris cannot be used by anyone against your will. Anyone can lock their biometrics by visiting the UIDAI website. OTP based authentication continues even after the biometrics is locked. Biometrics can be temporarily or permanently locked.
Create virtual identity
In Virtual Identity (VID), the Aadhaar number is hidden and a temporary 16 digit virtual ID is created. In this, even though the Aadhaar number of the user is not disclosed, but his identity is authenticated. VID is valid only for some time. Virtual Identity can be created from Aadhaar portal or M-Aadhaar.