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9 Out of 10 Brazilians Believe That an Electronic Ballot Box Can Be Violated

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Controversies behind the operation of electronic voting machines in Brazil reignite with each election. And with the proximity of the Brazilian electoral dispute, scheduled for October 7, the perception is that voters seem even more disbelieving the security of the electronic system. A survey by digital security firm Avast found that 91.84% of Brazilians fear that the electronic system could be violated in this year’s elections.

Every year the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) updates the equipment to prevent fraud in a society increasingly taken by cyber attacks. Brazilian electronic ballot became a model in some parts of the world and the technology came to be used in other elections. The main positive point of it is the rapid counting of votes.

The main positive point of it is the rapid counting of votes. In addition to this perception involving the electronic ballot box, the company also identified that there are other concerns regarding digital security in the period.

Of the total number of participants, 94.39% believe that potential data leaks of candidates and / or political parties may impact public opinion and even electoral results.

In all, 96.15% of the interviewees expressed concern that politicians and their captions are targeted by cybercriminals.

Avast conducted the survey in July 2018 and heard 1,595 Brazilians – of this number, 84.39% were men and only 15.61% were women; The number of respondents with higher education is 68.76%.

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