The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Hacker to show off the lackluster security of Diebold Voting Systems

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 27, 2005

A computer hacker will be trying to break into one of California's
electronic voting machines next week, with the full cooperation of the
secretary of state.

Harri Hursti, a computer security expert from Finland, will be trying to
demonstrate that voting machines made by Diebold Election Systems are
vulnerable to attacks by computer hackers seeking to manipulate the results of
an election.

Last May, Hursti and another computer security expert tested a Diebold
system for the elections supervisor in Leon County, Fla. They quickly broke
into the system, changed the voting results and inserted a new program that
flashed the message “Are we having fun yet?” on the computer screens.

Interesting stuff.  Get the full article on SFGate.com.  If you are really interested in the security of voting machines, check out Washburn's World
John's a friend of mine that has worked his tail off to improve our
voting rights by exposing the errors in our voting systems… both
technical and bureaucratic systems.

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