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They're about as secure as a postcard. It's a JSON web token embedded in a QR code. Because they're offline, there's apparently no backend verification.

They even have a developer portal for generating them. How helpful.

"The QR code itself is not encrypted; someone who plans to use it should be aware of that. As to forgery risk, since anyone can make a QR code like the one discussed above, it is up to the operator of the QR scanner to check the public key of the signed data to make sure it is from a valid public health authority."

Here's the payload from the article. This isn't exactly going to be hard.

{
   "iss":"https://smarthealth.cards/examples/issuer",
   "nbf":1620992383.218,
   "vc":{
      "@context":[
         "https://www.w3.org/2018/credentials/v1"
      ],
      "type":[
         "VerifiableCredential",
         "https://smarthealth.cards#health-card",
         "https://smarthealth.cards#immunization",
         "https://smarthealth.cards#covid19"
      ],
      "credentialSubject":{
         "fhirVersion":"4.0.1",
         "fhirBundle":{
            "resourceType":"Bundle",
            "type":"collection",
            "entry":[
               {
                  "fullUrl":"resource:0",
                  "resource":{
                     "resourceType":"Patient",
                     "name":[
                        {
                           "family":"Anyperson",
                           "given":[
                              "John",
                              "B."
                           ]
                        }
                     ],
                     "birthDate":"1951-01-20"
                  }
               },
               {
                  "fullUrl":"resource:1",
                  "resource":{
                     "resourceType":"Immunization",
                     "status":"completed",
                     "vaccineCode":{
                        "coding":[
                           {
                              "system":"http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/cvx",
                              "code":"207"
                           }
                        ]
                     },
                     "patient":{
                        "reference":"resource:0"
                     },
                     "occurrenceDateTime":"2021-01-01",
                     "performer":[
                        {
                           "actor":{
                              "display":"ABC General Hospital"
                           }
                        }
                     ],
                     "lotNumber":"0000001"
                  }
               },
               {
                  "fullUrl":"resource:2",
                  "resource":{
                     "resourceType":"Immunization",
                     "status":"completed",
                     "vaccineCode":{
                        "coding":[
                           {
                              "system":"http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/cvx",
                              "code":"207"
                           }
                        ]
                     },
                     "patient":{
                        "reference":"resource:0"
                     },
                     "occurrenceDateTime":"2021-01-29",
                     "performer":[
                        {
                           "actor":{
                              "display":"ABC General Hospital"
                           }
                        }
                     ],
                     "lotNumber":"0000007"
                  }
               }
            ]
         }
      }
   }
}
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I am de googled. Installed graphene os and google can suck my dick.

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Mental Outlaw gives us a description of it. The good news is (for now..) is that it appears to be targeting machines in South East Asia. The bad news is that it looks like it is pretty sophisticated, probably being done by a team and is under active development.

https://youtu.be/7uzKSMchR_c

I'm tired of leftists in my tech circles. Want to broaden my horizons locally. Any ideas on how to pursue that plan?

Recently I have been moving over to DNS providers that are more trustworthy than the standard ones, and also new private protocols like DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT). In my search, I found the only theoretically trustworthy major provider is Quad9, and they offer both DoH and DoT. OpenNIC is a network of DNS servers hosted by various parties, many if which claim to not log requests, and are based in privacy-friendly jurisdictions. There is a list here:

https://servers.opennic.org/

What are your thoughts on DNS servers?

I got a call from a vendor who I have years of experience working besides and he asked if I would be willing to use my expertise on their upcoming project.

When I worked on past projects for this vendor I was either a direct employee or as a consultant hired and paid through a preferred contractor. In order to take this gig I’d have to go back to working for this contractor but I’m a bit butthurt by them cause they left me out in the cold when Covid hit.

I’ve tossed the idea around in my head about starting my own consulting LLC and bidding this job directly. No idea how to start with this. Now idea how much to bid and no idea how to make sure my family has health insurance.

Any advice?

For reference I was grossing between 85 and 95 in this prior position.

What are your thoughts on interactive learning sites like Brilliant or what are other alternatives to Brilliant for learning logic, mathematics, physics, etc?

If you have other alternatives, list the cost, pros / cons for that site.

Thanks.

I'm trying to find a good program for making custom DVDs, does anyone know which one is the best? I'm currently looking at Cyberlink's Power2go and Powerdirector.

tor browser, vpn or cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 service fix the problem

Looking for more I for about this system being implemented at school. Anyone familiar?

This past week I've noticed that almost all of my youtube downloads are maxing out at around 50KBps using either one of these utilities. A 20 minute video that I could pull in a few seconds now takes over an hour to grab. Anyone here encountering this problem, too? I'm aware that the official rationale would be to probably save on bandwidth and discourage people from watching content without ads, but I'm kinda worried this is another attempt by Google to circumvent censorship and archival of content that would be deemed "problematic" by them.

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Thanks have a good day