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We all made it through another week – and here's a treat: another Register security roundup. OmniBallot takes heat in uni security assessment The eggheads at MIT produced a report [PDF] detailing their probing of OmniBallot, a web-based ballot-issuing and voting system made by Democracy Live for US state elections – and warned …

  1. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge


    Just to call them out, since they deserve it, AT&T was sued 2 years ago for poor security allowing a SIM swap to occur, AFTER the customer TOLD AT&T someone was trying to take over their account and AT&T claimed they increased security on his account. SIM swap occured anyway, and whoever stole $651,000 of his cryptocurrency. It's awful to WARN your phone company and they STILL can't put your account on some kind of proper lockdown. T-Mo was also sued, 2 people lost $650,000 in currency total, although no mention of those people warning T-Mo ahead of time. These were JUST in 2018.

    In the US, Sprint still won't let one just freely swap SIMs between devices (T-Mobile just bought them, but up to that point they were still not fully upgraded to 4G, so it was a weird mix of 4G LTE SIM-based authentication and IMEI from the still-in-use CDMA network.) Verizon Wireless went from CDMA to 4G LTE, so they now fully use SIMs, but they are more or less competent compared to AT&T so there have not been these kinds of complaints with them.

    1. Robert Grant

      Re: AT&T

      This is why I'm surprised virtual phone numbers like Google Voice aren't more popular.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother


    The internet.

    Where men are women, women are men, and children are FBI agents.

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

      Re: FBI

      And small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were really not small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

  3. Claptrap314 Silver badge

    Wonder why

    "The authors take issue with online technologies in general relating to the transmission of ballots" ? For those who have forgotten, here it is (again):

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