Sounds like similar issues to any other form of (photo-)ID. Personally I also use a cover on my passport when travelling that covers about half the ID info. Yes I've had hotels and such make a fuss when asking to make a copy, but when holding firm it's never actually been a problem. There's just too many ways a photocopy of an ID-card/passport or the info on it can be misused by nefarious persons.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has backtracked on advice about how best to secure the "Aadhaar" national identity cards that enable access to a range of government and financial serivces. UIDAI promotes the cards as "a single source offline/online identity verification" for tasks ranging from passport …
Monday 30th May 2022 11:33 GMT Allan George Dyer
Monday 30th May 2022 12:11 GMT Anonymous Coward
Monday 30th May 2022 14:19 GMT You aint sin me, roit
When I was working on similar cards a decade ago it was a design requiment that it's not secure... most terminals/readers out in the countryside couldn't support the security, the costs were prohibitive.
The cards might have been a glimpse of a utopian future but in reality were just "papers". If a little more durable.
Tuesday 31st May 2022 10:39 GMT Dvon of Edzore
Twins and triplets come to mind. As does the term click-bait. But perhaps the queue was excessive and $worker was only trying to help speed things along.
If referring to fingerprints and the like, please note where tasks are heavily mechanized, the double amputee is not without precedent. Seemingly identical information is not always the result of malice.
Monday 30th May 2022 12:21 GMT IGotOut
A statement to fill you with confidence..
"adequate features for protecting and safeguarding the identity and privacy”
Yeah it's OK,should be fine, just about good enough, it'll do.....
" We take security seriously and only a small percentage of "customers" were affected".
Monday 30th May 2022 12:56 GMT adam 40
Indian Photo ID scam
Reminds me of when I went to visit our branch in Pune, we never had photo ID's in the UK.
First day I had a sweaty queueing up to get onto the compound and sign in at the gatehouse.
But I noticed everyone with ID's just waved them at the guard and walked straight in.
So during the day I cobbled together a company ID and printed it out on the colour printer.
Stuck it in a spare visitor's badge holder - job done! No more sweating buckets and straight in.
Some of my Indian colleagues thought it was a little cheeky I think :-)
Tuesday 31st May 2022 00:02 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: Indian Photo ID scam
I won't go into details, but I entered a country (multiple times) with somebody else's ID. Basically only one of us had a visa so we all shared his passport. That he was Asian and most of the rest of us Europeans did not seem to trouble the immigration guys in the least.
I also nearly left a different country on someone else's passport, a woman twice my age that I didn't know at all. At some point she must have noticed and gone back to the immigration people who eventually found me at the boarding queue.
Monday 30th May 2022 20:49 GMT First Light
Very loose security
Although it's some years ago, I'm not sure how much more secure it is now, it only cost 500 rupees to pay for illegal access to the Aadhar system. The journalist who broke the story was charged with a crime and it took three years for authorities to investigate and drop the case.
Monday 30th May 2022 21:00 GMT Lars
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