Electronic voting feasibility

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Tue Sep 14 05:42:33 CEST 2004


Peter Hansen schreef:

> Istvan Albert wrote:
> 
>> Looking at what they claim, that in 2003 they discovered a back door
>> affecting every evoting machine, a backdoor that requires
>> a 2 digit code to overwrite the votes stored in the system,
>> moreover even a year later every system has this same flaw...
>> 
>> I don't find this credible, ...
> 
> Maybe, but I've found other articles that said that the Diebold
> machines *all* had a hardcoded password of "1111" at one point...
> not a stretch to think they also had a simplistic backdoor like that.
> 
> The president of the company says they "are not incompetent", so
> we might as well believe him, though, and not Bev Harris. ;-)

They are very competent security gurus:
<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/25/nachi_worm_infected_diebold_atms/>

  ;-)

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