Security

Voatz Internet Voting App Is Insecure

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This paper describes the flaws in the Voatz Internet voting app: “The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain: A Security Analysis of Voatz, the First Internet Voting Application Used in U.S. Federal Elections.” Abstract: In the 2018 midterm elections, West Virginia became the first state in the U.S. to allow select voters to cast their […]

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Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

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A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud systems suspend the user’s AdSense […]