Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

Many election administrators in U.S. states and counties need to receive and open PDF files from voters. Some of these administrators receive these PDFs as e-mail attachments. These may be filled-out voter registration forms, or even voted ballots from UOCAVA (overseas and military) voters .

Source: Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

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“Internet return of voted ballots is inherently insecure; that’s a separate issue and I’ll discuss it below.”

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The internet was not designed to be secure.

No amount of kludges, bolt ons, or widgets is going to make it so.

To be secure, it needs to be re-engineered.

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