[LINK] The Register on vote hacking
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 10:57:15 +1000
>Hack the Vote!
>By: Kevin Poulsen
>Posted: 15/11/2000 at 18:33 GMT
>In the wake of the Florida vote-count controversy, simple point-and-click
>Internet elections would seem an attractive 21st Century alternative to
>traditional cardboard and paper. But before choosing a President becomes as
>simple as ordering a paperback from Amazon.com, security experts have to
>surmount an obstacle that makes butterfly ballots look like a cake walk:
>potential that malicious hackers could create custom programs that target
>voters' PCs en masse, and steal Internet elections.
>"That's the big problem that everybody's working on," says Deborah
>president of the non-partisan Voting Integrity Project. "It's that scenario
>that's keeping people up nights."
Yeah, I know, it will happen like it or not...I could imagine myself
advocating vote hacking just to protect democracy from the technocracy!