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Swiss Post’s voting system put through its paces by hackers

Swiss Post will be subjecting its e-voting system to a public hacker test from 25 February to 24 March 2019. This will fulfil the directives issued by the Swiss Confederation and cantons. The test – known as an intrusion test – will allow registered IT specialists to put the system through its paces by attempting to manipulate the result of a fictitious ballot contest. Swiss Post will incorporate the results of the hacker test into the development of its e-voting system. Swiss Post publishes today the source code to its system, which independent experts can scrutinize to prepare thoroughly for the intrusion test. This rare approach is not causing any sleepless nights for Denis Morel, Head of E-voting at Swiss Post, as he reveals in our interview. But he is always curious about the creativity and sophistication of highly specialized hackers.

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Crashed Swiss Post drone recovered

(28 January) Today, Monday, in the course of the morning, the Zurich city police recovered the Swiss Post drone which had come down into Lake Zurich. We are relieved that the drone was located in the presumed search area over the lake near Landi-Wiese park and was successfully salvaged by divers from the water police.  […]

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Drones: Swiss Post to regularly transport lab samples across the Zurich lake basin in future

As of 17 December 2018, Swiss Post will begin transporting lab samples across the Zurich lake basin on behalf of the Zentrallabor Zürich (ZLZ) lab. Test flights in June demonstrated that the drones provide true added value to the laboratory. They are about five times faster than conventional road transport, save valuable time for patients and are also more ecological.

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