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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-10 12:37 AM
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1. What this means for Internet voting:
Edited on Wed Oct-06-10 12:38 AM 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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