Tighten Padu security to prevent breaches

LETTERS: CONCERNS about the Central Database Hub (Padu) registration should be addressed.

The worry is justified because Padu has access to data from 445 public sector institutions nationwide, including ministries, federal and state statutory bodies, and local authorities.

Various responses have been obtained following its launch, especially relating to its Application Programming Interface (API) shortcomings and loopholes in its cybersecurity.

It is said that users’ password can be changed just by using one’s identification card (IC) number. Such a flaw could be exploited through API calls by someone savvy enough.

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