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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 11:37 PM
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1. What this means for Internet voting:
Edited on Tue Oct-05-10 11:38 PM by Bill Bored
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"The specific vulnerability that we exploited is simple to fix, but it will be vastly more difficult to make the system secure. Weve found a number of other problems in the system, and everything weve seen suggests that the design is brittle: one small mistake can completely compromise its security. I described above how a small error in file-extension handling left the system open to exploitation. If this particular problem had not existed, Im confident that we would have found another way to attack the system.

"None of this will come as a surprise to Internet security experts, who are familiar with the many kinds of attacks that major web sites suffer from on a daily basis. It may someday be possible to build a secure method for submitting ballots over the Internet, but in the meantime, such systems should be presumed to be vulnerable based on the limitations of todays security technology."
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  -Hack of the D.C. Internet Voting Pilot -- Explained Bill Bored  Oct-05-10 11:22 PM   #0 
  - What this means for Internet voting:  Bill Bored   Oct-05-10 11:37 PM   #1 
  - I'm not a computer expert, but what's the difference really between  Stevepol   Oct-06-10 03:55 AM   #2 
  - Very similar but it seems that internet voting is even MORE vulnerable and less traceable/auditable.  demodonkey   Oct-06-10 06:13 AM   #4 
  - In a word, access.  hootinholler   Oct-06-10 07:09 AM   #5 
     - You don't necessarily need "physical access to a smart card." DREs and ballot scanners have PORTS!  Bill Bored   Oct-06-10 12:57 PM   #7 
        - But you still need physical access to the DRE  hootinholler   Oct-06-10 03:15 PM   #8 
           - But not for long. A few minutes would be long enough. nt  Bill Bored   Oct-07-10 12:28 AM   #9 
  - Please send this to your county auditors and SecStates  eridani   Oct-06-10 04:54 AM   #3 
  - I'd like to see someone ask the NASS to comment on this!!  diva77   Oct-06-10 11:41 AM   #6 
  - kick  Wilms   Oct-19-10 11:54 PM   #10 
  - POSITIVE NEWS FOR INTERNET VOTING  Bill_Kelleher   Oct-21-10 06:08 PM   #11 
  - Spamming DU too? My, you must really be desperate to push Internet voting. Who R U working 4? nt  Bill Bored   Oct-22-10 01:56 AM   #12 
     - False Accusations, Uninformed Opinion  Bill_Kelleher   Oct-25-10 03:31 PM   #14 
     - RE who is getting paid  Bill_Kelleher   Oct-25-10 04:04 PM   #16 
  - Halderman testimony at D.C. hearing  emlev   Oct-24-10 06:00 PM   #13 
     - More than one side to this story  Bill_Kelleher   Oct-25-10 03:32 PM   #15 
 

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