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Researchers Hack a Potential US "E-Voting" System in Less Than 48 Hours

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As technology continues to become more prevalent in our lives, the idea of an “e-voting” system for a national election would not seem out of the realm of possibility.  Many have voiced concerns about the security and potential corruption that would come with electronic methods of voting. Those fears were recently confirmed when researchers from the University of Michigan successfully hacked through security functions of an online voting project in Washington D.C. within 48 hours.

A report detailing the security issues with the voting system was recently released after developers of the project working with the Open Source Digital Voting (OSDV) Foundation invited online security experts to run some security tests.

“Within 48 hours of the system going live, we had gained near complete control of the election server…. We successfully changed every vote and revealed almost every secret ballot.”

The report concluded that building a secure online voting system would be an extremely difficult task, since one small error could compromise the security of the entire system.

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