Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program
Bug bounty platform HackerOne severed ties with Medici Ventures-backed Voatz, the blockchain-based mobile voting app for breach of partnership standards.
A broad ruling on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could “chill” security research by white-hat hackers, making tech less secure.
Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.
The comments come days before a ballot count marred in uncertainty.
More people are wiling to try online voting these days. But experts say it isn't safe, and - despite what you might have heard - blockchain doesn't help much. Not yet, at least.
Ohio lawmakers have proposed the launch of a blockchain voting pilot in spite of security experts' repeated warnings against any internet-based elections system.