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Computer security and the lack of computer security is a fundamental issue that underpins much of how the Internet does (and doesn't) function. Many of the policy issues that EFF works on are linked to security in deep ways including privacy and anonymity, DRM, censorship, and network neutrality.

EFF works directly on a wide range of security issues including increased deployment of cryptographic protocols through projects like HTTPS Everywhere and Certbot; improving the security of those protocols with the SSL Observatory; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense project; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

Security Highlights

Encrypting the Web

웹은 현재 비보안 HTTP에서 보안 HTTPS 프로토콜로 바뀌는 거대한 흐름의 중간 지점에 있습니다. 모든 웹 서버는 HTTP와 HTTPS 중 하나의 프로토콜을 이용하여 서버에서 브라우저로 웹 페이지를 전송합니다. HTTP는 콘텐츠가 중간에서 가로채지거나 도청당할 수 있는 심각한 문제가 있습니다. HTTPS는 이 문제를 대부분 해결해줍니다. 때문에 EFF와 우리와 마음이 맞는 다른 지지자들은 웹...

Coders' Rights Project

EFF's Coders' Rights Project protects programmers and developers engaged in cutting-edge exploration of technology. Security and encryption researchers help build a safer future for all of us using digital technologies, but too many legitimate researchers face serious legal challenges that prevent or inhibit their work. These challenges come from laws...

Security Updates

Bad Memory Card Compromises 13,000 Ballots

According to Local 6, about 13,000 ballots in Florida were put in jeopardy today because of a bad memory card in an optical-scan voting machine. When the error was discovered, representatives from both parties were notified and the ballots were removed from the site and placed in a vault....

Presidential Votes Miscast on E-voting Machines Across the Country

Voters from at least half a dozen states reported that touch-screen voting machines had incorrectly recorded their choices, including for president. Voters discovered the problems when checking the review screen at the end of the voting process. They found, to their surprise, that the machines indicated that they voted for...

Safety Tips for Voters

David Dill has prepared a terrific tip sheet that may help you avoid the e-voting problems we've seen crop up during early voting:

1. Prepare before going to the polls. Mark your votes in advance on the sample ballot that was mailed to you.

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Got Expert?

There's a brand new weblog that's a must-read for everyone concerned about the problems with e-voting: E-voting-Experts.com.

It's helmed by leading computer security experts and researchers who have volunteered to be "on call" during the election to help voters, poll watchers, reporters, and others understand what's really going...

E-voting - What the Horror Stories Teach

EFF will be reporting on Election Day about any problems that may arise with electronic voting machines, but some of the machines have been used in earlier elections and during early voting this week, so we're already starting to see patterns emerge. The National Committee for Voting Integrity (...

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