Online Voting Bugs Could Let Hackers Flip An Election, Say Experts
Thirty-two states have allowed citizens to cast votes over the internet
Online banking, ecommerce, e-filing taxes. Moving print documents and in-person services online–even those full of sensitive information–has been an inexorable trend for decades. And voting has moved in that direction too, in 32 U.S. states and several countries, starting in those simpler times of the 1990s and early 2000s.
That was a giant security blunder, according to a new report from tech and election experts that urges a return to good old paper ballots.
“This is a position consistently that computer scientists have been saying for a decade, and computer scientists are the ones who you think would be the most favorable to the idea [of online voting] because, we invent the things.” So says Jeremy Epstein, vice chair of the U.S. Technology Policy Council at the ACM, billed as the largest association of computing experts.
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