[E-voting] Nedap voting machines successfully hacked
mmcgaley at cs.nuim.ie
Wed Oct 4 20:41:32 IST 2006
Margaret McGaley highlighted that it is the machines themselves that are
at risk. "This particular issue is not about the vote counting software,
which we already know must be replaced, this is about the machines that
the Taoiseach has claimed were 'validated beyond any question'. We now
have proof that these machines can be made to lie about the votes that
have been cast on them. It is abundantly clear that these machines would
pose a genuine risk to our democracy if used in elections in Ireland."
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 07:34:53PM +0100, Margaret McGaley wrote:
>> Excellent! I think a press release is *definitely* in order.
>> Three cheers for "We Don't Trust Voting Computers".
>> A couple of comments/suggestions for the release:
>> It might be best to punch right in with what WVSN have done, and then
>> say who they are. Here's a version edited for punchiness:
> On my walk home, I realised that maybe we should really try to hammer
> home that this attack is on the *hardware*, the 55 Million part the
> Government have been trying to say is a salvaged cost, and that really
> the concerns are over the counting software.
> It'd be good to have a way to get that point in.
> I've spoken to Sean Whelan again, and RTE are going to the press
> conference, which is at 9AM Irish time. If we put out our press release
> around then, we might be able to get some good coverage out of it
> during the day.
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