The Dangers of Internet Voting

I am serving on Lt. Governor Cox’s iVote panel, which is looking at whether Internet voting might be used in Utah. I presented the following statement to the panel this morning (August 25): Current computer operating systems, Internet protocols, and standard computing practices are inherently insecure. Recent news stories about break-ins at Target,UPS, Community Health Systems, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission point out all too well both the weaknesses in the system and the power of hackers to take advantage of those weaknesses. Groups mounting attacks include both state and criminal actors. Yet in…