On March 2, 2012, Timothy wrote about University of Michigan Professor J. Alex Halderman and his contention that there is no way to have secure voting over the Internet
using current technology. In this video, Alex explains what he meant and tells us about an experiment (that some might call a prank) he and his students did back in 2010, when they (legally) hacked a Washington D.C. online voting pilot project
. This is, of course, a "professional driver on closed course; do not attempt" kind of thing. If you mess with voting software without
permission, you might suddenly find the FBI coming through your door at 4 a.m., so please don't do it.