by Mike Masnick
Tue, Nov 17th 2009 1:09am
We pointed out recently that Brazil was allowing groups of hackers and security experts to hack their e-voting machines, something that the e-voting industry has always resisted angrily. The e-voting companies have never been able to adequately explain why experts shouldn't be able to try to hack the machines, and all it did was lead to more distrust over the machines. However, the Brazil test has been concluded, and there's some good news: no one was able to crack the machines. However, with all the hack attacks, officials did learn a few things that are helping them to improve the overall process with the machines. It's really amazing that we still don't have something similar happening in the US.
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