PSA: Vaccine certificate QR code contains easily decoded personal information - don't post it on social media

Jan

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Well, arguably all personal information has already been hacked from ANC Government websites and is freely available on the internet ???
Not to mention the credit bureau, debt collectors, and insurance companies that have been pwned or the real estate company that exposed all our data on a public webserver.

Don't know whether click the laugh or cry reaction on your post.
 

ShaunSA

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What about apps like tindr and grindr? Surely people should be entitled to know the status of potential shags?
 

neoprema

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Lol many of us knew it was Base64 the day it came out. Its not a secret.

Also, we flaunt copies of our IDs to all and sundry every day. If you think your vaccine cert QR code is leaking your identity I have news for you...
 

LCBXX

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I wonder why the same effective process cannot be implemented to fix the Drivers Licencing debacle.
 

konfab

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Lol many of us knew it was Base64 the day it came out. Its not a secret.

Also, we flaunt copies of our IDs to all and sundry every day. If you think your vaccine cert QR code is leaking your identity I have news for you...
There is a world of difference between an intentionally badly copied ID, and a machine readable QR code.
 

Unreal

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Wait. Will we have to produce our ID alongside the vaccine certificate???(Otherwise how will they know we are who we say we are?)
I’ve lived in this era before and it did not end well)
 

Apogee

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Not to mention the credit bureau, debt collectors, and insurance companies that have been pwned or the real estate company that exposed all our data on a public webserver.

Don't know whether click the laugh or cry reaction on your post.
Just received one of those emails today that correctly identified one of my old passwords and tried to blackmail me into paying the ransom in crypto, or otherwise expose personal info.
 
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