Kansas vehicle owner information easily accessed on site
3:49 PM, Apr 12, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Security concerns have been raised over a new Kansas website that collects vehicle owner information.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the state launched the site iKan on March 29. It's used to perform vehicle registration renewals, but Kansas plans to expand it to include vital records and voter registration in the coming months.
Individuals can look up their information on the site by entering their assigned PIN. The numbers appear to be sequential and not randomly generated.
The ability to access other people's information was first disclosed on the social network site Reddit. A user called CitizenofKansas says they accidentally entered the wrong PIN while trying to renew their vehicle registration and brought up someone else's information.
A Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman says it's illegal to use another person's PIN to access information.