Government Gateway online serice

  finerty 17 Aug 12
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Have you used The Government Gateway service and is it secure as they make it out to be. What are your thoughts on this serivice? Would you use it? have you used it? are you happy with it?

  KRONOS the First 17 Aug 12

I assume you mean this? The answer to you question would be know,I have little confidence in any government and IT given it's record over the past few years or so.

  morddwyd 17 Aug 12

Been using it for some years with no problems.

It's just as secure as the telephone, where everything you say is entered on a computer database anyway, or as secure as a letter, which would be scanned into a file and kept on a government server.

Stop being so paranoid!

  bremner 17 Aug 12

Used it lots of times and my world has not come to an end yet.

  Forum Editor 17 Aug 12

I use the Government Gateway - as do millions of other people - to handle my HMRC online self-assessment tax records. The site is very secure, it uses 128 bit SSL encryption most of the time, but for some particularly sensitive transactions it requires a digital certificate.

I've experienced no problems with the site at all.

  Aitchbee 17 Aug 12

As I have said before on this forum " I trust nobody. "

...this advice was given to me by my G.P. (about eight years ago).

  Forum Editor 17 Aug 12

"I trust nobody."

What a sad way to look at the world. You obviously trust one person - you took your GP's advice at face value.

  Aitchbee 17 Aug 12

FE - that's the only fly-in-the ointment. (I knew you would say that.)

...but this tenet has stood me in good stead, as I do not suffer many disappointments.

  morddwyd 17 Aug 12

" I trust nobody. "

Not even the Bank of England ("I promise to pay the bearer etc etc")?

Never trust a bus driver to get you where your going?

I trust anybody unless or until they give me reason not to.

  Aitchbee 17 Aug 12

morddwyd...public bus timetables? They are at the top of my list.

  Shopgirl 18 Aug 12

AitchBee I agree with the forum editor.

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