Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Diebold Hack Hints at Wider Flaws

(wired news) Election officials spooked by tampering in a test last week of Diebold optical-scan voting machines should be equally wary of optical-scan equipment produced by other manufacturers, according to a computer scientist who conducted the test.

Election officials in Florida's Leon County, where the test occurred, promptly announced plans to drop Diebold machines in favor of optical-scan machines made by Election Systems & Software, or ES&S. But Hugh Thompson, an adjunct computer science professor at the Florida Institute of Technology who helped devise last week's test, believes other systems could also be vulnerable
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And then there is this almost unbelievable news...

City election board selects Diebold for new voting system

The St. Louis Election Board voted today to select Diebold Election Systems to provide a new voting system for the city....(more)

Are people in St Louis really that stupid?

NYT: The Business of Voting
Video: Voting Machines Hacked?
Elections Official: Some Voting Machines Could Be Hacked
The Dirty Little Secrets of Voting System Testing Labs
Powerful Government Accountability Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings
Diebold: Vote Hacking made easy 101
Electronic Voting Machines Steal Elections?


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