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Analysis of Voatz mobile voting app by MIT researchers finds elementary security flaws

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  1. [2]
    diode
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    For anyone also confused, apparently Voatz[0] the voting app is unrelated to Voat[1] the Reddit clone. [0] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voatz [1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voat

    For anyone also confused, apparently Voatz[0] the voting app is unrelated to Voat[1] the Reddit clone.

    [0] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voatz
    [1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voat

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    1. joplin
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      Thank you! I had been wondering that.

      Thank you! I had been wondering that.

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  2. Keegan
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    If they are so certain of how secure their server and app are, why not just provide the researchers access to the code? Or better yet, just release the source code on GitHub to everyone.

    They also say that because the researchers never examined the Voatz back-end server that communicates with mobile phones and receives the votes, they can’t know for certain how it works.

    If they are so certain of how secure their server and app are, why not just provide the researchers access to the code? Or better yet, just release the source code on GitHub to everyone.

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