Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stick with paper, Elections Canada urged

Stick with paper, Elections Canada urged:

As Elections Canada moves forward with its proposal to try online voting in Canada within the next four years, a fresh warning was raised this week urging governments to stick to old fashioned paper.

Computer scientists from three prestigious U.S. universities managed to hack into and steal votes from an electronic voting machine that was designed to resist takeover attempts.

"Based on our understanding of security and computer technology, it looks like paper-based elections are the way to go," said University of California San Diego Prof. Hovav Shacham, who led the project. "Probably the best approach would be optical scanners reading paper ballots."

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