Howdy from Austin, Texas, where I’m filing today’s column from a taco shop as this year’s SXSW festival concludes.
The security of electronic voting systems has become a hot button issue in recent years. Just this week researchers disclosed that they uncovered a critical flaw in an electronic voting system Switzerland plans to roll out. The vulnerability, which the system’s developers acknowledged and said they will fix, would allow an attacker to manipulate votes undetected. The Swiss government said it still planned to use the system in upcoming elections, including one slated for later this month.