Chicago Voters’ Information Exposed on Website

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Chicago Board of Election officials report that a security vulnerability found on their website would have allowed hackers to access personal data of some voters.

Chicago election officials said Monday they were forced to patch a security flaw on their Web site after a candidate found a programming error that had made private voter information vulnerable to theft for at least five years.

Officials said the glitch never threatened the integrity of election records. But they now have to determine whether anyone exploited the opportunity to steal the Social Security and birth date information from more than 780,000 registered voters in the city.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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Written by MCruz on October 24th, 2006 with no comments.
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