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issue and stakeholders Social/ethical issue: The government’s online voting system is vulnerable to hacking and thus data integrity may be compromised because hackers are able to change votes and voter names. Stakeholders: The government, voters Criterion B: IT processes and concepts Step by step how the technology works: A voter goes online to the certain website to vote. The voter creates a username and password. Then, the voter can log in and cast their vote. Their vote is stored in an online pilot system. Criterion C: Impact of the issue on stakeholders Advantages for [government]: the government can use the online voting system to allow overseas and military voters to cast their votes via the web. The government can see and fix the weaknesses in the computer system by getting hacked. Disadvantages for [government]: Since the online system can be hacked, votes may be altered and thus skewing election results. Advantages for [voters]: Voters have ability to vote from the leisure of their own home. People overseas and military voters can place their votes more easily. Disadvantages for [voters]: Their votes may be altered. Voters may feel discouraged to vote if they know there is a potential risk of their votes being changed. Criterion D: a solution to a problem rising from an issue One solution: Eliminate the use of passwords for network administrators and voters and install biometrics as an improved security measure. Weaknesses of solution: Using biometrics would make it less convenient for voters because many would not have biometric hardware or software and would therefore have to go to a location where they could access this online voting system via biometrics.