Securing Elections

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Minimalist, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. mood

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    Complaint alleging Iowa voter registration prone to hacks is dismissed
    January 17, 2020
    https://eu.desmoinesregister.com/st...registration-vulnerable-dismissed/2774034001/
     
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    Buttigieg's CISO resigns, leaving no known cybersecurity chiefs among the 2020 candidates
    January 15, 2020
    https://ph.news.yahoo.com/buttigiegs-ciso-resigns-leaving-no-184913630.html
     
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    People Can Now Vote Online in a U.S. Election and Everyone Is A Little Nervous
    January 22, 2020
    https://gizmodo.com/people-can-now-vote-online-in-a-u-s-election-and-every-1841167599
     
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    It takes too long to detect hacking after elections. Here’s 3 ways to help.
    https://www.fifthdomain.com/thought...hacking-after-elections-heres-3-ways-to-help/
     
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    US appeals court rejects Tennessee election security lawsuit
    January 27, 2020
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/a...ects-Tennessee-election-security-lawsuit.html
     
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    An internet connection is not necessary for these things to be an issue.
     
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    Ransomware predicted to target U.S. 2020 election – and local governments are not prepared
    https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/35460/...ction-and-local-governments-are-not-prepared/
     
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    Ransomware hits TV search engine popular among political campaigns
    January 31, 2020
    https://www.cnet.com/news/ransomware-hits-tv-search-engine-popular-among-political-campaigns/
     
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    2020’s first election security test: Iowa
    February 2, 2020
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/02/iowa-2020-election-security-110126
     
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    Google and YouTube announce measures to protect the U.S. Presidential election
    February 3, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/google-...sures-to-protect-the-us-presidential-election
    Google: Supporting the 2020 U.S. election
    Youtube: How YouTube supports elections
     
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    Iowa Caucus Results Saved by Plain Old Paper After App Fails
    February 4, 2020
    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/iowa-caucus-results-saved-by-plain-old-paper-after-app-fails-1.1384908
     
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    Why every New Jersey voter should care about the Iowa caucus disaster | Opinion
    February 5, 2020
    https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/02/...e-about-the-iowa-caucus-disaster-opinion.html
     
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    "The Iowa Caucuses App Had Another Problem: It Could Have Been Hacked

    While there is no evidence hackers intercepted or tampered with the results, a security firm consulted by ProPublica found that the app lacks key safeguards...

    The IowaReporterApp was so insecure that vote totals, passwords and other sensitive information could have been intercepted or even changed, according to officials at Massachusetts-based Veracode, a security firm that reviewed the software at ProPublica’s request. Because of a lack of safeguards, transmissions to and from the phone were left largely unprotected..."

    https://www.propublica.org/article/...had-another-problem-it-could-have-been-hacked
     
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    Russian Election Interference: A Timeline
    February 6, 2020
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politi...st-petersburg-russian-federation-17-feb-2018/
     
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    Watchdog says DHS still hasn’t got a 2020 election security plan
    February 6, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/06/dhs-cybersecurity-watchdog-2020-election/
     
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    America's Election Security Is Lagging Behind—It's Dangerous
    Hacking into voting machines remains far too easy
    February 8, 2020
    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/americas-election-security-lagging-behind—its-dangerous-120501
     
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    Personal info of 6m. Israelis leaked after Likud uploads voter info
    The leaked information includes names, identification numbers, phone numbers and addresses
    February 9, 2020
    https://www.jpost.com/Israel-Electi...-leaked-after-Likud-uploads-voter-info-617048
     
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    "Benjamin Netanyahu’s election app potentially exposed data for every Israeli voter...

    There were no immediate indication that any of the information had been downloaded before the breach was repaired, the paper said.

    The app’s developer told Haaretz that the flaw was quickly fixed and new security measures implemented. But a person close to Likud said the party was braced for the possibility that information could have leaked..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...f606c0-4bfe-11ea-967b-e074d302c7d4_story.html
     
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    There should be a paper trail for any votes. Electronic results should be trusted by nobody. You can make a computer spit out any results you want.
     
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    Presidential Candidates' Use of DMARC Improves, but Remains Short of Optimum
    February 10, 2020
    https://www.securityweek.com/presidential-candidates-use-dmarc-improves-remains-short-optimum
    Valimail: Presidential campaigns reach email security milestone
     
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    How New Hampshire votes: Pencils and paper
    February 11, 2020
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/how-new-hampshire-votes-pencils-paper-n1134696
     
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    Google offers free Titan security keys to help secure political campaigns
    February 11, 2020
    https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/11/google-free-titan-security-keys-secure-political-campaigns/
     
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    Florida county election office hit by ransomware before 2016 presidential election
    Ransomware incident was kept secret and never reported, current county election supervisor says
    February 12, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/flori...ransomware-before-2016-presidential-election/
     
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    " 'Sloppy' Mobile Voting App [Voatz] Used in Four States Has 'Elementary' Security Flaws

    MIT researchers say an attacker could intercept and alter votes, while making voters think their votes have been cast correctly, or trick the votes server into accepting connections from an attacker...

    The app, called Voatz, also has problems with how it handles authentication between the voter’s mobile phone and the backend server, allowing an attacker to impersonate a user’s phone.

    Even more surprising, although the makers of Voatz have touted its use of blockchain technology to secure the transmission and storage of votes, the researchers found that the blockchain isn’t actually used in the way Voatz claims it is, thereby supplying no additional security to the system..."

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...-in-four-states-has-elementary-security-flaws
     
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    Once Again, Two New Election App Breaches Exposed Personal Data on Millions of Israelis
    February 16, 2020
    https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3793858,00.html
     
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