Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Electronic voting system hacked

(AFP Photo / Joe Raedle)
(AFP Photo / Joe Raedle)
When Washington, DC decided to try out an Internet voting system to make casting absentee ballots as easy as clicking a mouse, they dared hackers to compromise the contest. It was a feat accomplished in less than two days.
The District of Columbia hosted a public trial before going live with an e-voting program to see if their presumably impenetrable online ballot system could sustain a cyber attack. If you’re wondering why they never followed through, it is because the government is going to need a lot more time with this one.
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