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MIT researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app

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Mobile voting application could allow hackers to alter individual votes and may pose privacy issues for users.

Now, MIT researchers are raising another concern: They say they have uncovered security vulnerabilities in a mobile voting application that was used during the 2018 midterm elections in West Virginia. Their security analysis of the application, called Voatz, pinpoints a number of weaknesses, including the opportunity for hackers to alter, stop, or expose how an individual user has voted. Additionally, the researchers found that Voatz’s use of a third-party vendor for voter identification and verification poses potential privacy issues for users.

You can read more at: http://news.mit.edu/2020/voting-voatz-app-hack-issues-0213

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