Washington: Secretary of state learns of online data issue from opponent | KING5

A design flaw in Washington’s online voting tool, MyVote, exposed some voter information that should not have accessible. The secretary of state’s office says the glitch has since been fixed. But, in an election year twist, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, Tina Podlodowski, alerted the state’s cyber security office to the problem. Podlodowski is challenging incumbent Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican. Podlodowski says a concerned citizen brought the glitch to her attention, prompting her to send an email to Washington’s Chief Information Security Officer. According to the secretary of state’s office, the software issue allowed access to personal information including email address, and phone number, as well as some contact information for military voters. The information was not visible on screen, but could be read through computer coding.

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