[LINK] Electronic voting again

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Apr 30 08:24:50 AEST 2018

On 29/04/18 09:46, David Boxall wrote:

> NSW government has awarded electronic voting software contract for 2019 
> election. ...

There were some concerns expressed about the vulnerability of Scytl's 
system to a man-in-the-middle attack in 2015: 

The NSW Electoral Commission responded that such an attack was unlikely 
due to the "high level of technical expertise" required.

But since then we have seen a technically sophisticated group, perhaps 
backed by a nation state, using technical means to try to influence an 

The NSW Electoral Commission said the risk was no higher than from a 
"malicious postman replacing a postal vote". Perhaps this could be 
dubbed an "Pochta Rossii" attack. ;-)

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