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Second Critical Crypto Flaw Found in Swiss E-Voting System

A second critical crypto vulnerability that can be exploited to hide vote manipulation has been discovered in the Swiss e-voting system, researchers revealed on Sunday.

The Swiss government, specifically the Swiss Post national postal service, in February announced the launch of a public bug bounty program for its electronic voting systems. Rewards of up to $50,000 have been offered and over 3,000 hackers from around the world have signed up for the program that ended on March 24.

Switzerland has been conducting e-voting trials since 2004 and Swiss Post believes it has now developed a fully verifiable system that can make e-voting widely available in the country.

However, it turns out that the components of the system designed to ensure that votes have not been manipulated, which should have already been thoroughly tested, have some potentially serious vulnerabilities.

Earlier this month, two teams of researchers reported that they had independently discovered a...(continued)

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