Monday, September 18, 2006

CNN Demos Hacking E-votes to Tilt Elections

A new study e-voting finds results the midterm elections can not be trusted. The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University studied the security a popular electronic voting machine by Diebold. Their study, titled "Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine", and found serious security flaws "that undermine the
accuracy and credibility of the vote counts".

The Center for Information Technology Policy's website has the full report and a comprehensive video demonstration of hacking the Diebold Accuvote-TS voting machine.

The following CNN video clip explains why the midterm election result can't be trusted. A second CNN video clip demonstrates how a single hacker could use a virus to infect large numbers of electronic voting machines.

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