Security Analysis of the Democracy Live Online Voting System

New research: "Security Analysis of the Democracy Live Online Voting System": Abstract: Democracy Live's OmniBallot platform is a web-based system for blank ballot delivery, ballot marking, and (optionally) online voting. Three states ...
elections

Pandemic Serves Up Security Woes for Election

As if the issue of election security were not complex enough before 2020, the current concerns about standing in crowds of voters amid the pandemic have only further ramped up concerns about ...
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Voatz Internet Voting App Is Insecure

This paper describes the flaws in the Voatz Internet voting app: "The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain: A Security Analysis of Voatz, the First Internet Voting Application Used in U.S. Federal ...

Equifax Hacked by China, Israeli Voter Registry Exposed, How the CIA Owned Encryption

In episode 108 for February 17th 2020: The US charges four Chinese military hackers in the Equifax data breach, how Israel’s entire voter registry was exposed, and details on the encryption provider ...

Voting by Smartphone, Jeff Bezos Hacked, Microsoft Security Breach

In episode 96 of our monthly we discuss the controversy of voting by smartphone in our elections, the Jeff Bezos hacking incident, and the recent Microsoft support security breach. ** Show notes ...

Smartphone Election in Washington State

This year: King County voters will be able to use their name and birthdate to log in to a Web portal through the Internet browser on their phones, says Bryan Finney, the ...

Artificial Personas and Public Discourse

Presidential campaign season is officially, officially, upon us now, which means it's time to confront the weird and insidious ways in which technology is warping politics. One of the biggest threats on ...
security

Hello, 5G. Goodbye, Passwords: Predictions for the New Decade

What will security look like in the third decade of the 21st century? Here are a few preductions As we approach a new decade, it’s fun to look back at what the ...
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voting machines

Voting Machines: Still Stupidly Insecure, say Defcon Hackers

At DEF CON 27, researchers staged their third annual hackathon of voting machines. The final report makes uncomfortable reading ...
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How Political Campaigns Use Personal Data

Really interesting report from Tactical Tech. Data-driven technologies are an inevitable feature of modern political campaigning. Some argue that they are a welcome addition to politics as normal and a necessary and ...