At the RSA Conference, a security researcher recently stated that, due to inherent security issues, Internet voting systems shouldn't be used in the upcoming U.S. elections.

"David Jefferson, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and chairman of the election watchdog group Verified Voting, called on election officials around the country to drop plans to allow an estimated 3.5 million voters to cast their ballots over the Internet in this year's general elections," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.

"A total of 33 states allow citizens to use the Internet to cast their ballots," Vijayan writes. "In a majority of cases, those eligible to vote over the Internet receive their blank ballots over the Web, fill them in and submit their ballots via email as a PDF attachment."

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