[E-voting] more revelations from the USA

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Sun Jul 3 23:49:20 IST 2005

On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 11:31:28PM +0100, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> 1) Highly respected computer scientists (in the Bay Area, Georgia and 
> North Carolina) who had access to Diebold code apparently knew about the 
> massive vulnerabilities of the Diebold optical scanner many months 
> before the election and did nothing to alert anyone.  They knew--or 
> should have known (because very obvious)--about the vulnerabilities from 
> remote access, possibility to easily manipulate the counting computer, 
> and the memory card executable--all of which could easily change 
> election results on a large scale and not leave a trace.  Yet they said 
> /nothing/ prior to the election.

Were they under any kind of non-disclosure agreement do you know? It's
entirely possible that many respected Comptuer Scientists here know of
additional problems with the Irish system but are bound to secrecy by
the commission.

> 7) This BBV Technical Report will be released on Monday 4th of July.  
> (Keep your eyes out for this one.  The beginning of the abstract has 
> been posted at BBV.)

The perfect day for it :)

Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net

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