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Experts find vulnerability in the E-voting system of the Post

International IT experts have discovered the source of the E-Voting system the Post a critical error. The error relates to the universal verifiability. The Post has invited their technology partners Scytl, to correct the error in the Code immediately.

The correction was already in place, told the Post on Tuesday. The customized source code was fed with the next regular Release. The error alone does not enable it, to the E-Voting System, holds the Post.

The Federal Chancellery, in turn, informed on Tuesday in a Communiqué that a significant deficiency has been discovered. The error is not the System of the Swiss Post office, the stand in the four cantons already in use is affected.

No right to claim reward

For a good two weeks by the Federal government and the cantons arranged public intrusion test of the E-Voting system, the Post runs. Over 3000 hackers around the world to 24. In March, the System. Who would have cracked it, would have received a prize money of up to CHF 50'000. Was discovered in the gap, however, from the expert to the canadian security researcher Sarah Jamie Lewis. However, they are not registered as a Tester and be able to claim, therefore, no premiums.

"We believe that people have a right to safe and secure voting systems that are transparent and understood, can be checked. We do this not because of the money," says Lewis in respect of the Republic.

And one more point speaks to Lewis: It was in connection with the discovered vulnerability that any Hacker can manipulate the System. The Severity of the gap lies in the fact that the Post itself electoral fraud would operate and at the same time prove that they would not have done just that. (nag/SDA)

Created: 12.03.2019, 09:32 PM

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