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Posted by:

liff
01 Feb 2019

Guaranteed to get hacked, extracting yet more wealth from the users.

Posted by:

Tony Nobaloney
01 Feb 2019

Wow! I can put my driver's license on my cell phone?

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by:

Paul Rosenberger
01 Feb 2019

What about us older folks who don't have nor want a smart phone?

Posted by:

Laurie
01 Feb 2019

@Paul Rosenberger - it is an option only, not a requirement. You still keep you physical driver license. No smart phone? No change. No problem.

Posted by:

Lisa
01 Feb 2019

Stupidest thing ever! All you personal info for the would be hacker to see.

Posted by:

John
01 Feb 2019

Why would anyone give the state access to the contents of their phone just for the convenience of their DL on their phone.

Posted by:

johnnieberesolute
01 Feb 2019

I usually have my wallet. I would be more likely to lose my phone or leave it somewhere. Or drop it down a sewer grate like that guy on TV who is not smart enough to put it in his pocket. Then what??

But now, I will soon need a smart phone to adjust my hearing aids, change the volume on my sound bar,
operate my air conditioner, etc. Who uses a "phone" to actually communicate anymore?? Tech is going to be our death someday. AI will take over and eliminate us all.

Posted by:

Robert Quance
01 Feb 2019

This will be another problem when people leave their valid hard copy License home at the international borders and are refused admission or exit out of the USA!!! Even a damaged internationally accepted license causes problems as I have seen when a friend was detained at the border of Canada because his license was not readable by the Canadian Customs dept. and then when he returned US Customs did not want him back into the USA
Not a good idea having something easily hacked even when it is claimed to not be easy to hack.

Posted by:

Michael
01 Feb 2019

"A one-time QR code is generated on the licensee’s phone screen and is captured by the phone camera of the verifying party. Data does not pass through WiFi or Bluetooth networks where it might be intercepted." How does the Verifier (ie. a cop on car or foot patrol) 'translate' the QR code without using a network (eg. cell or WiFi)?

Too easy for a younger sibling (or other person) who looks like you to use to buy alcohol or cigarettes, etc - either using it with your permission or if they happen to know what your passcode is.

Also if you use it with law enforcement, would they have access to other information on your phone?

Posted by:

Nezzar
01 Feb 2019

Thanks for the info, Bob. You are so good at keeping your web readers informed about the latest tech,
I love my Samsung Note 8, but it will not become my drivers' license. However, I wish good luck to all those willing to give it a try.

Posted by:

Pete
01 Feb 2019

I would avoid it as long as possible. Tech is a tool. Like a hammer, it can have good uses and in the wrong hands it be used as a weapon.

I work in a tech based retail store. I’m amazed at how many people store their credit cards on phones or smart watches to use for payment.

If I bring up the subject of credit cards being compromised, I don’t recall a time when a person hasn’t said they’ve had to have their credit card replaced because their issuer asked them if they were purchasing x,y,z in a different state or country. While I am always happy to hear credit card companies noticing these things and taking care of it, it’s interesting how people, myself included, start to think that’s just a normal thing to go through. My wife and I have had different cards issued a few times. Anyway, possibly forgetting to have a point here except that’s credit card companies. Will state governments put that much effort, $, resources into making sure IDs are not compromised and if they are, who’s responsibility will it be to pay for those resources? Our state has had enough trouble just keeping up with the run of the mill projects already in force.

Unfortunately, if something can be done, it seems people believe it must be done and worry about the funding and security when we get there. Sorry for cynicism but guessing I’m in good company here. LOL

Posted by:

Markman
01 Feb 2019

What's the difference if I just take a picture of my driver's license with my cell phone.
They just don't make their $5.99.

Posted by:

Robert T Deloyd
01 Feb 2019

Gosh, with all the data thief going on don't ya think it might get hacked and used as identity thief... no thank you!

Posted by:

Rodger
01 Feb 2019

Ya wright, and nothing will ever go wrong with a driverless car either!

Posted by:

Ken Heikkila
01 Feb 2019

I'm not surprised the paranoid contingent that seems so well represented on this email list is out in force, but it sounds like a good idea that could easily be done well.

I already use my iPhone to breeze through airport check in, TSA precheck with my Known Traveler Number as well as Mobile Pass to get me through Customs with minimal hassle and excellent speed.

I particularly like the VerifyYou feature that could also help people selling personal items to strangers with checks or even credit cards if one uses Square or the like.

I probably would use Apple Pay or the equivalent, but I just haven't bothered to set it up.

Posted by:

Ken Heikkila
01 Feb 2019

I'm not surprised the paranoid contingent that seems so well represented on this email list is out in force, but it sounds like a good idea that could easily be done well.

I already use my iPhone to breeze through airport check in, TSA precheck with my Known Traveler Number as well as Mobile Pass to get me through Customs with minimal hassle and excellent speed.

I particularly like the VerifyYou feature that could also help people selling personal items to strangers with checks or even credit cards if one uses Square or the like.

I probably would use Apple Pay or the equivalent, but I just haven't bothered to set it up.

Posted by:

Kirill
01 Feb 2019

Russians will hack it. 146% guarantee.

Posted by:

Kirill
01 Feb 2019

"This could be a rare example of government regulation done right."

Not thrilled. As I understand, you still need old fashion DL. So, government found a way to charge twice for the same document. I bet pretty soon it will be mandatory. I don't feel it was done right. From government's point of view - possible, but not from mine.

Posted by:

Robinoz
01 Feb 2019

It won't work in Australia because when you move from one state or territory to another, you have to surrender your existing licence and get a new one for the new state. People who are disqualified from driving in one state could produce a DL from another as it would be difficult for authorities to guarantee an old licence was deleted. However, I keep a copy of my DL and other cards in Stocard, an app that comes with iPhones. I've never had to produce it to police, but I use it at post officea for identification when picking up a parcel.

Posted by:

Brian B
01 Feb 2019

So, a picture on a "smart" phone is harder to forge than a hologram embedded plastic licence card ???? I don't think so!

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