Major DWP UJM security flaw – but forces claimants to use anyway

We have all known since before Christmas that Universal Jobmatch is unsafe and puts jobseekers at risk of identity theft (among other perils). The latest Skwawkbox article reveals the latest Catch-22 situation faced by Jobseekers, who may be mandated to leave their personal details open to anyone using the same public computer terminal as them, if they don’t have a computer at home.
Of particular concern is the attempt to coerce jobseekers into letting Jobcentre Plus staff have access to their email accounts. Big Brother (or Sister) really will be watching you if you’re bullied into letting that happen! And who knows what they might do with the emails they discover?
Who needs the Snooper’s Charter when the DWP is reading your mail?

3 thoughts on “Major DWP UJM security flaw – but forces claimants to use anyway

  1. Ghost Whistler

    I would have hoped public access terminals erase all cookies when the user logs off. It is indeed true that access to such facilities is restricted to staff so if this isn’t happening there is a problem for sure.

    Is there evidence of advisers compelling claimants to hand over passwords? That is a line that must not be crossed. It cannot legal never mind ethical!

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