Researchers find backdoor in Swiss online voting system that would let someone replace all ballots with fraudulent ones. “No election system should have a backdoor that allows the people running the election... to undetectably modify the election outcome.”
Error in the source code discovered and rectified
The error in itself did not make it possible to infiltrate the e-voting system. Swiss Post requested that its technology partner, Scytl, correct the error in the code immediately and they have already done so. The modified source code will be applied with the next regular release.
@redfrog it's a shame they didn't go with the Geneva canton system, it would have been technologically superior, not in the hands of a corporate structure, and most importantly it would have been Free Software. The Post system is source-available, and only because it was a requirement
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