HuffPost revealed the existence of a malicious patch said to disable critical security features, making it easier not only to create unauthorized Aadhaar numbers but to fool the system’s biometric recognition systems from virtually anywhere in the world.
The purpose of the patch, which is reportedly in widespread use and easily obtained for roughly Rs 2,500 (around $35), is not to grant access to information in the database; rather, it allows unauthorized users to introduce information to it -i.e., create identities, potentially with fraudulent biometric data.
Once the patch is installed, enrolment operators no longer need to provide their fingerprint to use the enrolment software, the GPS is disabled, and the sensitivity of the iris scanner is reduced. This means that a single operator can log into multiple machines at the same time, reducing the cost per enrolment, and increasing their profits.
Tech people are probably used to the idea that we'll have our memories and photos stored online. Sure, we have it in the backs of our mind that it'll all be on some dusty hard drive somewhere we can access in the nursing home - at least we HOPE that's the case. At the same [
'Hey, you're a cyborg!!!' said Time magazine. Like a million years ago. Because someone invented a digital watch with a built in week-to-view calendar. Probably. Okay, so, I have no clue if that ever happened, but that point I'm trying to make is that calling humans cyborgs is hyperbole, old news, and very, very true.