Votem now runs Council on Elections of USA

Votem will see public and private entities join forces in making US voting system secure
16 March 2018   797

Votem announced its founding membership Sector Coordinating Council for the Election Infrastructure Subsector of the Department of Homeland Security. The Council serves as a bridge between different governmental organizations like DHS, EAC, NASS, NASED, etc. The main purpose of the Council is to oversee the cooperation between public and private sector in the improvements of security of voting infrastructure of the US. Along with Votem, there are 23 companies, all private segment, that are bound to enhance threat-resistance and confidentiality of the American elections. Firms starting with election providers and finishing with major media publications offer the support in creating a better environment for domestic elections.

Votem is honored to be a founding member of the Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) which was formed to defend the U.S. elections infrastructure. We believe that the SCC, in conjunction with the Government Coordinating Council (GCC), will help usher in an era of unprecedented security in our elections.

 

Pete Martin

CEO, Votem

Votem is a unique company on the list as it is a blockchain-based mobile voting platform. It allows citizens of any particular country around the world to easily take part in an online voting at any moment. The platform has already conducted 9 private and public voting sessions. Thus, the level of transparency and confidentiality Votem can provide to the system ensures the proper address of the current issues the US election infrastructure is facing, especially in the wake of meddling scandal and the coming Midterms 2018.

Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   114

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.
 

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at Wallet.fail discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.