by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 7:29pm
For years, we've been pointing out the massive problems of e-voting, and governments' general blindness to the security risks. Of course, beyond the basic fear of fraud, there should have also been concerns about wasting taxpayer money. Apparently those concerns didn't amount to much in Ireland. As Slashdot highlights, Ireland spent €54 million on 7,500 e-voting machines. However, after realizing that there was no way to secure them from being hacked, the government has sold them off for scrap for a grand total of €70,000, or approximately €9 per machine. On the bright side, at least they weren't completely worthless...
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Tempting Fate: Pittsburgh Election Officials Insist Their E-Voting Machines Can't Be Hacked
- Bruce Schneier Sounds The Alarm: If You're Worried About Russians Hacking, Maybe Help Fix Voting Machine Security
- DOJ Pushes Out Legislation Proposal To Undercut Microsoft Case Decision About Overseas Searches
- Huge Win: Court Says Microsoft Does Not Need To Respond To US Warrant For Overseas Data
- Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Allow Researchers To Check E-Voting Software