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Hacked school board election names drunken robot the winner in Washington DC

Traditional voting systems are typically expensive and require a
great deal of manpower to implement. Because of this, technology firms
have begun proposing electronic alternatives (e-voting) that could one
day be implemented in national races — however, security experts remain
hesitant. When Washington DC recently flipped the switch on a new
e-voting option that it planned to use to tally absentee ballots for
local elections, the experts' point was proven: a fictional, beer-guzzling robot was elected as the head of the DC school board.
Before using the new online voting program for a real race, the DC
election board posed a world-wide challenge to anyone who thought they
could crack the system. A team of computer experts from the University of Michigan
quickly pri


Added: Mar-4-2012 Occurred On: Mar-4-2012
By: Ninja_SBD
World News
Tags: Hackers, Washington D.C., Job Opening, Elections
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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