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Local group I.D's dangerous security flaw in City's voter registration database

vote integrity Members of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project have discovered a serious security vulnerability in the City of Chicago's online voter registration database that could allow an identity pirate to obtain the names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers of more than 1.5 million Chicago voters. The discovery comes on the heels of a series of problems — and growing concerns — about the integrity of Chicago's electronic voting protocals and procedures.

IBIP notified staff at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners several weeks ago about the vulnerability — estimated to require a five-minute fix — but no action was taken. Late last week, IBIP determined that the security breach was more severe than first thought and again notified the Board, which began taking action to alleviate the threat last Friday. Read more

Additional info: The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project


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