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Old Mar 9th 2012, 08:36 PM
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US e-voting system cracked in less than 48 hours

Researchers at the University of Michigan have reported that it took them only a short time to break through the security functions of a pilot project for online voting in Washington, D.C. "Within 48 hours of the system going live, we had gained near complete control of the election server", the researchers wrote in a paper that has now been released. "We successfully changed every vote and revealed almost every secret ballot." The hack was only discovered after about two business days – and most likely only because the intruders left a visible trail on purpose.
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Is it really that hard to make a secure system?
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Old Mar 9th 2012, 08:56 PM
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Do not become overly dependent on the Internet. Remember Estonia: in 2007, after a conflict with Russia, our hackers attacked their Internet systems, and shut down their whole Internet for days. Their entire country froze, everything shut down. That is what happens...

And, by the way, in Estonia, they vote through the Internet too. In fact, I believe they were the first country to try that.
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Old Mar 9th 2012, 09:54 PM
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I'd like to hear the Good Doctor's input on this subject. All I know is anything a human makes/devises another human can duplicate it.
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Old Mar 10th 2012, 12:55 PM
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Is it really that hard to make a secure system?
You can't hack a paper ballot.
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