back to article Want to set up a successful bug bounty? Make sure you write it for the flaw finders and not the lawyers

If you're designing a security bug bounty for your organization's products, by all means get the lawyers to take a look, but keep their hands off the keyboard. If it's one thing flaw-finders find too tedious to deal with, which will put them off finding holes in your defenses, it's legalese – and these are people who otherwise …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Voting machines

    I suppose the explanation is that there's not enough money to be made from providing pencils and sealable boxes with slots in the top.

    1. Fr. Ted Crilly

      Re: Voting machines

      Indeed or for that matter machine counting of paper ballots... might you be interested in buying a monorail for your city?

  2. HellDeskJockey

    Don't fool yourselves, paper ballots are definitely not secure. Vote fraud existed long before electronic voting came on the scene.

    1. DS999

      There are simple ways to minimize it though

      Where I vote when they give you a paper ballot (which has bubbles you fill in and are read by an optical scanner) they put a little barcode sticker on it. So long as they keep the supply of those barcode stickers secure, they can identify any "ballot stuffing" and since they have a count of how many stickers have been used any loss/destruction of ballots.

      More importantly, paper ballots can be recounted so even if someone compromises the systems doing the scanning, or the tabulation of precinct results on a statewide basis, so if some simple rules around verifying the counts are followed hacking those computers can't change the result.

    2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      "Vote fraud existed long before electronic voting came on the scene."

      Automation makes everything so much easier.

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