[E-voting] Diebold voting systems critically flawed

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Wed May 17 19:51:50 IST 2006


http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11391
Diebold voting systems critically flawed
Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2006-05-12


An example of how Diebold continues to blatantly lie about the 
vulnerabilities:
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"The probability for exploiting this vulnerability to install 
unauthorized software that could affect an election is considered low," 
the memo to election officials stated. "To exploit this risk, physical 
access is required to the Personal Computer Memory Card International 
Association (PCMCIA) slots on the machine during system startup."

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A more accurate assessment:
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"Other computer scientists do not believe the threat to be theoretical.

*"It is like the nuclear bomb for e-voting systems," *said Avi Rubin, 
computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University. *"It's the deal 
breaker. It really makes the security flaws that we found (in prior 
years) look trivial.""*





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