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BVAS won’t be hacked during 2023 elections – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured Nigerians that the Bimodal Accreditation System, BVAS, will not be hacked during the 2023 general elections.

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This assurance was given by the Deputy Director of ICT, INEC, Dr Lawrence Bayode, on Wednesday morning while fielding questions on a television programme.

Bayode said the electoral commission had taken care of every surface attack vulnerability on the BVAS.

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In his words, “I want to say again that we have done everything to ensure that the BVAS is not compromised. The data on the BVAS will be secured.

“After the poll, when the data is transmitted to our backend server, the data in transit will be secured; and by the time the data gets to our backend server, the data will also be secured there.

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“We have looked at the machine, and we looked at a lot of things; like, as I said earlier, you cannot build such a system, and you won’t fortify the system to solidify it.”

He added, “Whether we like it or not, people will try a lot to beat this system. But the more they try, the more they meet a brick wall.

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“I can say categorically that we have taken care of every surface attack vulnerability on this system, and we have also tried our best to ensure that the system cannot be hacked into on election day. And I can say again that BVAS cannot be compromised.”

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