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Major vulnerability patched in the EU’s eIDAS authentication system

The European Union’s electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services (eIDAS) system that is used by EU member states, citizens and companies to manage electronic transactions and signatures, contained two major security vulnerabilities that could have allowed threat actors to impersonate EU citizens or firms in transactions.

The flaws, which were  found by researchers with SEC Consult, have been addressed in a security update of the platform that was released by European authorities on Tuesday.

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