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Estonia Urged to Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | about 5 months ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "A team of global IT experts have urged Estonia to drop electronic voting from this month's European elections, saying they had identified major security risks, noting that the system's operational security is lax, transparency measures are insufficient and the software design is vulnerable to cyber attacks.

"Estonia's Internet voting system blindly trusts the election servers and the voters' computers," said US computer scientist J. Alex Halderman, a co-author of the report released Tuesday. "Either of these would be an attractive target for state-level attackers, such as Russia."

Dubbed E-stonia, the ex-Soviet Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people has made a name for itself for being a trailblazer in technology, notably pioneered e-voting in 2005 and playing host to NATO's cyber defense center."

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