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Hired hackers find second e-vote flaw

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 26, 2019

"White hackers" have found another flaw in an e-voting system.

Pixabay Hired hackers find second e-vote flaw

The Swiss government invited computer experts around the world to try to hack new electronic voting systems to test their security.

A couple of weeks ago, one issue was found in a system designed by the post office. Now the same team have found another.

Like the first, this is considered serious as it could allow hackers to change hundreds of votes without leaving a trace.

The invitation to hack the system came to an end on Sunday. Around 3,000 hackers attacked the system with a promise of a cash reward if they found problems.

 

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