Valimail offers US election boards, campaigns and voting vendors its email anti-spoofing service for free

Valimail offers US election boards, campaigns and voting vendors its email anti-spoofing service for free

Valimail, an enterprise email security firm, announced that it will offer its email protections for free to relevant government workers and campaigns through the 2018 midterms. That offer covers state election boards, voting system vendors…

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today

So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat, would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that…

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Attempted DNC voter database hack was a false alarm, security chief says

Attempted DNC voter database hack was a false alarm, security chief says

An apparent hacking attempt on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database was a false alarm, the organization has said. CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed party official, that the political organization was…

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Hackers failed to hack into DNC voter database, says security firm

Hackers failed to hack into DNC voter database, says security firm

The Democratic National Committee has prevented an attempt to hack into its database of tens of millions of voters. CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed party official, that the political organization…

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Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it

Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it

It’s time to talk about election security. Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild world…

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Democrats introduce an election security bill that proposes paper trails and mandatory audits

Democrats introduce an election security bill that proposes paper trails and mandatory audits

As primaries ramp up in states across the U.S., concerns about election cybersecurity are mounting too. This week, a group of Democratic senators introduced a bill to mitigate some of the well-established risks that the…

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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would…

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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during U.S. midterm elections

Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during U.S. midterm elections

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would…

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A cyberattack knocked a Tennessee county’s election website offline during voting

A cyberattack knocked a Tennessee county’s election website offline during voting

After a distributed denial-of-service attack knocked some servers offline during a local election in Tennessee this week, Knox County is working with an outside security contractor to investigate the cause. The attack took the Knox…

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