Author Archives for Silvana Grellmann

From a hacker’s perspective: how secure is Swiss Post’s e-voting system?

Swiss Post has always said that it wants to provide the cantons with a secure e-voting system. So we wanted to know: how secure is the e-voting system really? To celebrate the start of the public intrusion test, which is currently taking place, we talked to an ethical hacker. For several years, Swiss Post has been inviting hackers to check its IT systems for any security vulnerabilities and providing them with a reward for each vulnerability they identify. The same idea is now being applied to the e-voting system with a public intrusion test that is underway.

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Now anyone can hack Swiss Post

Cybercriminals keep finding new ways to hack into computers and the data of their victims. Swiss Post’s IT security experts are, in turn, constantly working on new ways to improve the security of the company’s IT infrastructure. Bug bounty programmes are an effective way to identify and fix security issues quicker. The programmes invite hackers to check IT systems for any security vulnerabilities, and provide them with a reward for each one they identify. Swiss Post is set to go a step further as anyone will now be able to look for vulnerabilities, instead of just those invited to do so.

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Cadenazzo lends Santa Claus a helping hand

Wish lists, drawings or even presents: children have been writing to Santa Claus for many years. They tell him their dreams, what they wish for most and talk about their lives. To help him respond to all the letters, Santa will rely on support from Swiss Post’s elves this year again. But how long has Swiss Post been helping out? And has the number of letters sent by children increased?

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