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Hacking poll results to take lots of time

Hacking poll results to take lots of time

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano better be ready with the P100-million reward.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo admitted on Monday that hackers could break into the computer system of the country’s proposed automated elections but this would require a ¡§very, very expensive machine¡¨ and ¡§a lot of time to such an extent that, before you can hack it, the elections are already over.¡¨

Melo said that computer experts told him that hackers would try to hack the transmission of the results.

¡§The truth is, the experts are saying that the important or sensitive (part) that you can hack is the transmission of the results and not in the voting. It is the results,¡¨ Melo said in an interview with reporters after a Senate hearing on the P11.3 billion proposed election automation project.


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