IT expert finds issues with My Covid website 'within a few minutes'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 14 Oct 2021, 8:29AM
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IT expert finds issues with My Covid website 'within a few minutes'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 14 Oct 2021, 8:29AM

A Christchurch IT expert has found security issues with the Government's My Covid website. 

The My Covid Record website is now accessible to the public, initially just allowing people to view their vaccination record.  

However, members of the public have reported the new site seems overloaded.  

IT security expert Daniel Ayers told Mike Hoskin a brand new website shouldn't have issues like these. 

"Before it was released to the world, it should have been security tested. Either it hasn't been, or it hasn't been tested properly. I mean, these were problems that were relatively easily found within a few minutes." 

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