July 10, 2003

Poll-Fixing, Hacker Style

Oh hell. Bev Harris offers an analysis of the electronic polling machines that use the Diebold election system, which were used in the most recent elections in Georgia, among other places. Certainly, hacking the polls would be easier than asking the Supreme Court to fix the election. Then we can concentrate on more important issues, like whether Clay or Ruben should have won American Idol.

Also of interest - Harris encourages the dissemination of her article: "Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers are encouraged to forward this to friends and acquaintances in the United States and elsewhere."

Posted by LadyCrumpet at July 10, 2003 05:19 PM
Comments

You can actually download Diebold files that were posted on the open FTP server before the election. It isn't that Diebold's security on their machines and source code was lax, it's more like they didn't have any security.

Posted by: Scott at July 10, 2003 06:03 PM

Oh great. I don't think we should give up the paper ballots quite so readily. It's easier to miss electronic tampering than the tossing of paper ballots. At least that's my hope.

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at July 11, 2003 11:32 AM