Computer security and privacy isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be. From Technology Review:
The unsolved problems include the ability of malicious actors to intercept Internet communications, log in as someone else, and hack into servers to rewrite or corrupt code. While these are also big problems in e-ecommerce, if a hacker steals money, the theft can soon be discovered. A bank or store can decide whether any losses are an acceptable cost of doing business.
Voting is a different and harder problem. Lost votes arenâ€™t acceptable. And a voting system is supposed to protect the anonymity of a personâ€™s voteâ€”quite unlike a banking or e-commerce transactionâ€”while at the same time validating that it was cast accurately, in a manner that maintains records that a losing candidate will accept as valid and verified.
Imagine how a computer virus could ‘throw’ an election. It would be worse than how the Main Stream Media tries to.
Lots more at the link.
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