Computer science expert: Vaccine passes will have safeguards to prevent forgery

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:45AM
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Computer science expert: Vaccine passes will have safeguards to prevent forgery

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:45AM

There are safeguards in place in My Vaccine Pass to prevent fraud. 

People can log in or call My Covid Record to request their pass, which will be in the form of a QR code, from later this morning. 

Once the traffic light system's in place, the pass will give double-jabbed people access to all sorts of things such as gyms, bars and sporting events. 

AUT computer science expert Ken Johnson told Kate Hawkesby it will have the person's name, date of birth, and the expiry date of the pass. 

“Venues can ask to cross-reference that information with an official ID like your license and passport, so that’s an important message to reduce the pass forgery.” 

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