A debate concerned with the security threat to the personal information of an individual due to Aadhaar has been going on for quite a long time.

The Aadhaar supporters are vouching that data of an individual has no threat while the opposition is hell bent on proving it a failure and a threat to the sensitive information of a person.

Recently, TRAI chairman RS Sharma shared his Aadhaar number on Twitter and gave an open challenge to steal his personal information.

French security expert Elliot Alderson also entered this debate and yesterday he took to Twitter to ask users whether their phones have UIDAI toll-free helpline number in their contact list.


As people started checking their phones, most of them got the rude shock of their lives as their phones had UIDAI toll-free helpline number in their contact list and they never added it themselves.

This made people angry:


This man is concerned:


This guy has the answer:

This may be the reason:

Can anyone explain?

Whatever happens, this guy knows what he wants:

Have you checked your mobile phone’s contact list?