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Online Tory leadership contest voting remains vulnerable to hackers

Piracy concerns continue to dog the Conservative Party’s online vote, which will decide the UK’s next prime minister. Should online voting even be used in such situations?

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| Analysis

25 Aug 2022

The Conservative leadership contest between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss as depicted in artist Ciaran Gallagher’s mural in Belfast

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A combined online and postal vote will soon decide the UK’s next prime minister, but questions remain over whether the process is truly secure.

The National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC), a branch of the UK intelligence organization GCHQ, stepped in to delay the ruling Conservative party’s leadership poll in early August while it tightened security for online voting. There are still concerns about it.. It is the first time that the UK…

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