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Why Can’t We Vote Online?

Voting online would create a new level of convenience during elections, so why haven’t we been taking advantage of it?

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“Banks lose $11 billion and customers loses about 4.8 billion, so merchants lose almost twenty times as much as banks. Those losses are scary, and present a deep systemic problem – how much online trade is fraud preventing?”

GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted

“Unbeknownst to their rightful owners, the infected computers become part of a global network of compromised computers known as a botnet – a powerful online tool that cyber criminals can use for their own nefarious purposes. In the case of GameOver Zeus, its primary purpose is to capture banking credentials from infected computers, then use those credentials to initiate or re-direct wire transfers to accounts overseas that are controlled by the criminals. Losses attributable to GameOver Zeus are estimated to be more than $100 million.”

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“To be sure, online voting experiments have not always gone smoothly. In 2010, for example, the District of Columbia Board of Elections rolled out an experimental online voting system for Washington, D.C.’s absentee voters. Prior to election day, the District held a mock election and invited interested parties to attempt to compromise its security. Within 48 hours of the system going live, hackers managed to take control.”

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