iPads ‘more secure than voting systems’ – claim

Dutch security expert Sijmen Ruwhof has scrutinized programme support of the Dutch election precinct and now makes a statement “the average iPad is more secure than the Dutch voting system.”

Taking into account SHA1 cryptography weakness of the Dutch voting system, local television station RTL wanted the expert to examine the inconsistency of its parts.

Since 2009, the Dutch election precinct does not use the electronic voting because of the ministers’ prohibition. As a result, the electronic voting systems during counting bulletins result are considered to be insecure. The voting electronic version is available for many devices such as Windows XP, non-current versions of web browser.

It is necessary to state that every computer mechanism should be as secure as an iPad to make ourselves safe from different adverse consequences.