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Author Topic: Blog: Hacking Your Vote  (Read 2757 times)

Ehtyar

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Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:08:27 PM »
An interesting blog article on the Diebold e-voting fiasco.

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In 2003, Bev Harris (the then-housewife and now-founder of BlackBoxVoting.org) wanted to know more about the election software that was being used in her home town near Seattle, WA. She got on the internet and ran Google search after Google search until suddenly...

    "... when I found that Diebold Election Systems had been storing 40,000 of its files on an open web site, an obscure site, never revealed to public interest groups, but generally known among election industry insiders, and available to any hacker with a laptop, I looked at the files. Having a so-called security-conscious voting machine manufacturer store sensitive files on an unprotected public web site, allowing anonymous access, was bad enough, but when I saw what was in the files my hair turned gray. Really. It did."

    "The contents of these files amounted to a virtual handbook for vote-tampering: They contained diagrams of remote communications setups, passwords, encryption keys, source code, user manuals, testing protocols, and simulators, as well as files loaded with votes and voting machine software"

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Re: Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 05:26:29 PM »
lots of very ironic things going on there (everywhere?)
especially liked in the comments -
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What's really grabbed me, however, is that it's pretty well accepted everywhere that Ohio was handed to Bush. The CEO of Diebold [company involved in voting soft- & hardware] himself "devoted the votes of Ohio to Bush" : http://www.nytimes.c.../05/12/politics/camp...
... and that's just a little chilling no?

sort of like the icing on the cake ...
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Re: Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 05:54:02 PM »
Moderator --- Could you lock and delete this thread? Otherwise I fear the illuminati may come after us all... ;)

Kind of makes you want to put on that tinfoil hat...
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Re: Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 05:55:00 PM »
Paper ballots FTW

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Re: Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 10:25:17 PM »
No...no....NO!!! Damn it, you all aren't looking far enough  :D

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Re: Blog: Hacking Your Vote
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 11:59:14 PM »
No...no....NO!!! Damn it, you all aren't looking far enough  :D

I think the point isn't that "Nigeria" is a sham democracy... Everyone knows that already. The point is that the USA is a sham democracy. ;)
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