Researchers see risks in online vote system for three US states


An online voting system approved in three US states is vulnerable to manipulation. — AFP

WASHINGTON: An online voting system approved in three US states is vulnerable to manipulation by hackers and may not protect ballot secrecy, according to an analysis by security researchers.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Michigan said in a research paper released June 7 that Democracy Live's OmniBallot platform represents "a severe risk to election security and could allow attackers to alter election results without detection."

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