[Linux-aus] Online Australian passport applications

Mark Walkom markwalkom at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 17:09:39 EST 2014

This has been filed after being mentioned on twitter -

On 13 January 2014 16:35, Adam Nielsen <a.nielsen at shikadi.net> wrote:

> > I regret looking...
> >
> >
> https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.passports.gov.au&s=
> >
> https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=passports.gov.au&s=
> >
> > Now taking up drinking in a very big way. If anyone can find a reason
> > why I should stop, please call me ASAP.
> Funnily enough I e-mailed passports.australia at dfat.gov.au yesterday to
> ask whether there is any way to get an e-mail notification when your
> passport is used to cross a border, so you can do something about it if
> someone has made a counterfeit version of your passport.  Since quite a
> few places have copies of my passport for identification purposes it
> wouldn't surprise me if a copy leaked out sooner or later.
> I got a response this morning that said that unless your physical
> passport has been lost or stolen, it can't be cancelled, and if you
> suspect identity theft you have renew the passport early and pay the
> $244 renewal fee yourself.
> I guess they're not really that worried about identity theft?
> Cheers,
> Adam.
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