Internet Voting - From bad idea to poor execution

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Internet Voting continues to be pushed as the future of voting despite it continuing to be a bad idea. This talk will highlight some of the conceptual challenges and additional risks that Internet Voting brings. By looking at examples of Internet Voting that have been deployed we can see a pattern of poor decision making and skewed priorities. The talk will discuss deployments of iVote in Western Australia and New South Wales - in particular on their usage of TLS Proxies to provide DDoS protection and the impact that has on the security and trust of the system. More broadly the talk will look at the lack of transparency, and how what little transparency there is raises even more concerns about the integrity of the voting systems.

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