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(The Hill)   Latest iOS release allows users to store their COVID vaccination card in the wallet app. Next release will automatically download the status from the injected chip   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-10-27 9:23:36 AM  
"THEM GUBMINT AGENTS AIN'T GONNA TRACK ME WITH THAT DAMN VAXXINE!!" says the moron carrying a device that tracks them in more detail than any government agency possibly could do.
 
2021-10-27 9:29:12 AM  
Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?
 
2021-10-27 9:33:08 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?


That worked for me when I got my booster shot last month.. I didn't happen to have my paper card on me when the opportunity to get a booster presented itself.

All they needed were the lot numbers off the previous two vaccinations, and they transferred all the info to a new card.
 
2021-10-27 9:52:47 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?


Is there another way that I don't know about?
 
2021-10-27 9:57:59 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?


I guess the point would be that it's a verified document which couldn't be altered or photoshopped.  My actual vaxx card looks sketchy because my original card got "damaged" after my first shot; the guy at the desk had to hand write my first shot info.

And we know that there's a market for fake vaxx cards out there, for stupid reasons that make my head hurt.
 
2021-10-27 10:05:16 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?

Is there another way that I don't know about?


"Professor Farnsworth's Suppository Cards!"
 
2021-10-27 10:05:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: verified document


I'm pretty sure that putting something into your Apple wallet does not make it "verified".
 
2021-10-27 10:07:07 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?

I guess the point would be that it's a verified document which couldn't be altered or photoshopped.  My actual vaxx card looks sketchy because my original card got "damaged" after my first shot; the guy at the desk had to hand write my first shot info.

And we know that there's a market for fake vaxx cards out there, for stupid reasons that make my head hurt.


I guess I assumer scammers will always keep up with the technology.

It doesn't really matter if the card is pretty or handwritten and ugly.  Is there any kind of national database, searchable by businesses, that can match up the dose identifier with an individual's name and picture?  Until that happens, the card itself is always going to be subject to easy scam.
 
2021-10-27 10:12:54 AM  
I took the time to make my vaccine passport the background on my phone so it could be accessed quickly.
I don't go anywhere that requires a vaccine passport, so that was a waste of time.
 
2021-10-27 10:20:11 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?


That's what I did.  But I have yet to have a reason to retrieve it.
 
2021-10-27 10:20:19 AM  
In before "Samsung/Android had this 2 years ago!!1!!"

Anyway...glad to see the Q-code system getting closer.  The EU has a standardized Q-code system (either printed on paper or on one's device) and it speeds things up wherever proof of vaccine and/or recent negative covid test is required.

As for "gubmint tracking", they already know such vital things about you like where you ate lunch yesterday and what you fapped to at 11:16 last night.

//getting my booster next week
 
2021-10-27 10:25:35 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: verified document

I'm pretty sure that putting something into your Apple wallet does not make it "verified".


No, this is just a way for the CDC to make the verified document convenient and accessible.
 
2021-10-27 10:26:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: verified document

I'm pretty sure that putting something into your Apple wallet does not make it "verified".


When you scan it in, the digital signature is verified through a trust provider. For example, there's a weird thing going on with my state's vaccination records provider and the CommonTrust Network that is managing the digital signatures so they have suspended offering QR codes.

However, since I got my vaccines at Rite Aid, I was able to get a digital code I could scan in through them. It honestly feels a bit more official than a paper card.

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The biggest issue I see is that you just have to scan in the code, so unless you are checking names on the vaccine record vs the name on the person's ID you could theoretically use anyone's QR code.
 
2021-10-27 10:26:34 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?


I made it my wallpaper for my phone.
 
2021-10-27 10:27:25 AM  
We have vaccine passports here in Quebec that are basically just a QR code (printable if you don't have a smart phone) and your name/DOB so they can check for a match with government ID

Establishments have a companion app that scans the QR code and looks it up against the government database.

While there has been some abuse, it's been largely limited to people putting a valid QR code on a paper with your own name (not that of the code) and counting on people to not actually look at the ID or to check it against the paper instead of their own screen. Pretty few cases so far
 
2021-10-27 10:28:28 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Is there any kind of national database, searchable by businesses, that can match up the dose identifier with an individual's name and picture?


I don't know about you, but I signed up with the CDC and registered with v-safe.
 
2021-10-27 10:34:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: verified document

I'm pretty sure that putting something into your Apple wallet does not make it "verified".


It's as verified a document as the QR code from your provider, because that's what it is. This isn't just putting a picture of your card in the wallet app and not every provider is offering verification in the format that Apple implemented.
 
2021-10-27 10:35:17 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I don't know about you, but I signed up with the CDC and registered with v-safe.


I did the same thing and now there's a black van parked just down the street.  It's been there for about a week.  I think they're on to me.
 
2021-10-27 10:37:26 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ker_Thwap: Is there any kind of national database, searchable by businesses, that can match up the dose identifier with an individual's name and picture?

I don't know about you, but I signed up with the CDC and registered with v-safe.


I vaguely remember this option at the time of  vaccination, and wondering if it was an official government thing, or a Walgreens customer loyalty program.  It wasn't explained well at the time.  Maybe I should do that.

I also rarely go out in public, and have never needed to show proof of vaccine.
 
2021-10-27 10:54:46 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: verified document

I'm pretty sure that putting something into your Apple wallet does not make it "verified".


But it does make it 'Smug'.

Sorry; 'iSmug'.
 
2021-10-27 10:55:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?

Is there another way that I don't know about?


Apple makes it to where verified digital health records create a QR code or something:

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2021-10-27 11:06:34 AM  

mrmopar5287: Marcus Aurelius: Ker_Thwap: Is it not good enough to just take a picture of your card with your phone app, and store it in photos?

Is there another way that I don't know about?

Apple makes it to where verified digital health records create a QR code or something:

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Apple isn't making them signed, it's implementing a standard. If your provider is following the standard, Apple can import the information.

https://smarthealth.cards/
 
2021-10-27 11:10:20 AM  
Apple and Gates are collaborating?
 
2021-10-27 11:24:34 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Apple and Gates are collaborating?


Sounds scandalous.  We should call it AppleGatesgate.
 
2021-10-27 1:19:59 PM  

montreal_medic: We have vaccine passports here in Quebec that are basically just a QR code (printable if you don't have a smart phone) and your name/DOB so they can check for a match with government ID

Establishments have a companion app that scans the QR code and looks it up against the government database.

While there has been some abuse, it's been largely limited to people putting a valid QR code on a paper with your own name (not that of the code) and counting on people to not actually look at the ID or to check it against the paper instead of their own screen. Pretty few cases so far


If it's the same format as British Columbia uses, you can now import that QR code into the Apple system so that the card shows up in the Wallet and you can see details of each dose in the Health app.
 
2021-10-27 5:05:48 PM  

SMB2811: It's as verified a document as the QR code from your provider,


A QR code is just data in 2D bar code format.  Anyone can forge one.
 
2021-10-27 5:12:42 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ker_Thwap: Is there any kind of national database, searchable by businesses, that can match up the dose identifier with an individual's name and picture?

I don't know about you, but I signed up with the CDC and registered with v-safe.


The V-Safe check-ins are such a great thing.  "IM DOING MY PART" feelings all around.
 
2021-10-27 7:00:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: SMB2811: It's as verified a document as the QR code from your provider,

A QR code is just data in 2D bar code format.  Anyone can forge one.


No, the QR code has a feature where the digital signature of the issuer is verified to make sure the code is legit.

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Sure, you could create your own code but it would fail the check when you try to add it to the Wallet or when it is scanned at a venue. So it is a tad harder to forge than a CDC card.

Granted, there's nothing really to stop you from adding someone else's QR code to your Wallet, which is a bit of a hole in the whole system since most venues don't check ID and there's not generally a name on your ticket.
 
2021-10-28 9:09:23 PM  
Ihre papeirs, mein Kamerade.. Kein zweitie Booster? Auf dem Lager! Nur fur ihre sicherheit.
 
2021-10-28 9:10:55 PM  

markie_farkie: "THEM GUBMINT AGENTS AIN'T GONNA TRACK ME WITH THAT DAMN VAXXINE!!" says the moron carrying a device that tracks them in more detail than any government agency possibly could do.


you don't think the NSA had a hand in that software development? Alexa is a cast off DARPA program, by the way.
 
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