Devil5052 wrote:Since the topic is now Electronic Voting Machines, I see no reason why all voting is not done via the internet. (Security could be easily controled just as it is when people spend Thousands of dollars securely buying things online)
We all know it's coming, so why not speed it up?
That's wouod be impossible task and I can give you multiple reasons as to why that should never be done. Off the top there is no way to control the security of the users computer itself.... When you order something online a over secure connection your computer is sent a public key, this public key can be used to encrypt the data you are going to send but it cannot be used to decrypt it, for that you need the private key. Where the issue arises is that data is not encrypted until you hit the submit button, for example... If you input your credit card information into text box you could possibly have what they call a keylogger that records all your keystokes and sends that to a third party. Additionally you could also have malicious software that could change the data before its submitted.
There's also the issue of identification and without some kind of biometric method I don't see how that can be reliably done.