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How To Make Internet Voting Secure
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ODA155
ODA155,
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7/14/2015 | 11:25:06 AM
Re: Excited, but problematic
Whoopty,

While you might be correct about getting those people (who absolutely live in Cyberspace) to do that very arduous task of "voting", which is a plus, it absolutely frightens the hell out of me that we as a society want to move in this direction. Why you ask... well I can go on for a while with multiple reasons but since this is a blog on information security I say this. We haven't proven that we can secure the simplest of data stored, connected to or traversing the Internet so why would we want to trust something as precious as our rights to determine our own future to these very technologies that have proven unequal to the task or more often, why should we trust people to maintain, manage and care for those systems in a responsible way? If the plan is to get more people to vote, then make the current system we have easier, but not by saying "since you don't want to leave the house you can vote on-line".


Personally, I think on-line voting is a major hack or even an inside job of biblical proportions just waiting to happen. But that's just me, I tend not to trust.
Whoopty
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
7/13/2015 | 7:54:44 AM
Excited, but problematic
I'm really excited by the prospect of internet based voting, as I think it will not only make a lot more people vote, but specifically young people who have grown up with an interenet based culture - the ease of it will bring about a lot more involvement and interest in voting in general.

However we're unlikely to see that here in the UK. The prevailing right-wing government knows that its supporters are mainly older and unlikely to use a digital voting system, so I don't expect to see it come in to play until well into the 2020s, which is embarassingly slow. 


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