VEP portal can be accessed again, says Transport Ministry

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  • Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) portal can now be accessed again following a thorough investigation, the Transport Ministry said.

The VEP portal deploys a “same-­origin policy” where it only allows scripts on a first web page to access data on a second web page and only if both are of the same origin, said the ministry in a statement.

“This policy prevents any malicious attempt to obtain access to sensitive data,” it said.

The ministry also emphasised that enforcement of the VEP would commence on Oct 1, 2019, and reminded owners of foreign-­registered vehicles to register and make appointments for in­­stal­­lation of the VEP Radio Fre­quency Identification tag immediately.

The Straits Times of Singapore on Friday reported that thousands of foreign motorists, including Singaporeans, ran the risk of having their personal information exposed after a recent discovery of a loophole in the Malaysian Road Transport Department’s VEP website. — Bernama

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