Security bug in Australia’s online voting system throws doubt on Britain’s digital election goal

So reports Information Age:

Britain’s hopes of enabling online voting in general elections by 2020 have faced a dose of reality after a security vulnerability in an Australian system was exposed.

The iVote system was introduced for the New South Wales (NSW) State Election in 2011 for voters who are more than 20 kilometres from a polling station, and has also been used in subsequent state by-elections.

But its use in NSW’s state election this month has faced intense scrutiny after researchers discovered a major security hole that could allow a hacker to read and manipulate votes…

Election security researchers wont be surprised by these problems, they added, citing ‘dire security problems’ with internet voting in Estonia and Washington D.C.

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