Another new Internet Voting system, another major vulnerability to massive election fraud discovered along with it. This time in Australia, as reported by ABC:
The iVote system allows people to lodge their votes for Saturday's state election online, instead of visiting a physical polling station.
It aims to make voting easier for the disabled or for people who live long distances from polling booths.
However computer security researchers said they found a critical issue and alerted the NSW Electoral Commission on Friday afternoon.
The commission said the problem was fixed over the weekend and it expected 200,000 people would use the system in the lead up to the election.
Well. If the people who run it said it was fixed, why worry? (Just because they also said it was secure in the first place? Silly you.)
"Just because they've patched this particular bug that they've been specifically notified of does not mean that they've fixed the fundamental questions around the security and verifiability of the system," said University of Melbourne's Vanessa Teague, who discovered the security vulnerability. "If anything the existence of this one particular bug serves to bolster the argument that these kinds of bugs are probably inevitable in these kinds of systems"...