Skip to comments.Hacking Votes
Posted on 09/27/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by Positive
Advanced Voting Systems of Frisco, Texas, clearly didnt give software security a thought when it designed its electronic voting machines.
The AVS WinVote system is vulnerable to wireless computer sabotage, but because of a lack of funding to replace them, those machines are still in use in more than a third of the polling localities in Virginia, a swing state that could determine the outcome of this years U.S. presidential election.
A new Virginia law bans wireless capabilities in voting machines, but allows the use of those machines election officials already purchased.
Jeremy Epstein, a computer researcher who helped draft the legislation, tells CIO Journal the opportunity for hackers to remotely transmit code to the devices, magnifies any other vulnerability in the voting system.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
The French vote on paper and they process the results almost as quickly as we do. We need to get rid of electronic voting machines!
I’m in favor of paper ballots and purple ink on the finger.
Thank you, I was looking for a new tagline.
You're welcome, Meg. Wear it with pride.
If the polls are skewed and the count is skewed, who’s the wiser? They will say the winner was rightly predicted.
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