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A parental internet controls consultation document released by the Department for Education yesterday is currently exposing the email addresses, unencrypted passwords and sensitive answers of members of the public who fill in the associated form. Many Register readers have alerted us to the serious security flaw this morning, …

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So is the consultation over?

Upvoted for referencing "Porco Rosso"

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Consultation over?

No, it's not over - they're just taking it in-house so Joe Public can't rig it by submitting the wrong replies.

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Big Brother

Re: So is the consultation over?

It was probably over before it began because it looks like they've already decided what answers they want and have "structured" the survey to generate those...

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Anonymous Coward

Re: So is the consultation over?

And a possible downvote for forgetting that he doesn't use a runway..?

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And now...

"The site is temporarily closed for maintenance."

I'll bet it is! (oh, and even that page is invalid HTML...)

If you go to Direct Gov, there's a page that lists 40 different government consultations websites. Wonder if they're all equally as good.

Perhaps the Government Digital Service could so something actually useful and sort this lot out.

Oh, I forgot, they're not about delivering stuff; their role is all about fucking over other government departments

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http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/consultation_security_breach_par/new

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Nice

Since you're in to these, you could also ask who decided that a consultation on censoring the entire nation's internet access by default should only need to seek consultation from the 30% (accuracy?) of British households with children.

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Problem? What problem?

"It was the first the bureaucrats had heard of the problem"

Look, you're the fiftieth person we've told today, we've never heard of this problem before!

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FAIL

Astonishing incompetence....

....even for government and government IT.

Maybe I was one of the few people that was able to complete the survey without seeing anyone else's submissions, but now I will be asking some direct and awkward questions about this debacle.

How do these people get allowed out of their sheltered accommodation, let alone be employed at our expense?

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Re: Astonishing incompetence....

Orrrrrr... maybe you're one of the few people who didn't use the 'previous' button to see if your answers on a previous page were still your own..?

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you will be wanking so hard your frenulum will snap off and bounce around the room

and then you'll wish the government had blocked porn

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The infomation the CCDP will collect will be *much* more securely held.

After all if PI's *allegedly* working for News International publications (since shut down) could get hold of it *without* needing to pay them off how would they supplement their incomes? UK civil service pay is not that generous and the cost of living in Cheltenham is shocking.

No way will *anyone* have copy or search privileges to the *whole* database and dump it to say a Lady Gaga CD for example.

That would just be stupid.

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only this HMG site?

On HMRC site they get sort codes to bank addresses wrong. This in their payment procedures. They say enter account number and sort code with warning check if bank below is correct , then instead of showing the bank branch ( which is tied to sort code) they show a back office regional centre the account holder probably never has known.

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Re: only this HMG site?

Ah, but HMRC are true masters of incompetence. It's unfair to the others to make comparisions, really.

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TR-WTF

So it's not really related but I want to know why this is even going through the DoE. WTF has it got to do with them? Surely it should be DoJ or similar?

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