Vulnerability in Swiss e-voting system could have led to vote alterations

    Date13 Mar 2019
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Two separate teams of security researchers and academics from universities in Australia and Switzerland have revealed today vulnerabilities in the e-voting system that the Swiss voting commission plans to roll out for future elections.

    Among the reported vulnerabilities there is one that security researchers said it could allow an attacker with local access to a voting machine --or the voting machine vendor itself-- to tamper with cast votes.

    The vulnerability resides in the cryptographic system that verifies that the cast votes are the same ones that are being reported, however, researchers say this cryptographic scheme is weak and allows someone to swap votes.

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