[E-voting] Chaos Computer Club condemns e-voting machine

Casey, Dermot (GE Money) Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Tue Oct 10 17:24:22 IST 2006

Also covered in ENN with a quote from Margaret

However this is disturbing (in the same article)

"Fine Gael's environment spokesman Fergus O'Dowd TD told ENN he believed
the investigations carried out by Dutch and German experts should be now
examined by Irish officials, and condemned the Government's "arrogance"
in assuming it knew everything about electronic voting.

"I think EUR60 million is a lot of money to throw away and we should
proceed on an all-party basis to find technology to fix these problems
before we have to throw the e-voting machines in the bin forever," he


>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net 
>>[mailto:e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net] On Behalf Of Aengus Lawlor
>>Sent: 10 October 2006 14:07
>>To: Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting
>>Subject: [E-voting] Chaos Computer Club condemns e-voting machine
>>The German Computer Chaos Club, Europe's largest hacker 
>>group, has called for a ban on the Nedap ES3B voting machine 
>>and similar computers after a Dutch citizens group found 
>>flaws in the dated e-voting machine.
>>The computer is used in elections in the Netherlands, Germany 
>>and France, and marketed in the United States by Liberty 
>>Election Systems as the LibertyVote.
>>The Dutch group Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet ("We don't 
>>trust voting
>>computers") recently produced a report after a month long 
>>investigation and uncovered several flaws. For instance the 
>>ES3B's radio emanations can be monitored to find out how 
>>voters were casting their electronic ballots.
>>Maurice Wessling of Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet says 
>>that compromising the system requires replacing only a single 
>>component, roughly the size of a stamp, and is "impossible to 
>>detect just by looking at the machine".
>>Nedap doesn't deny that manipulation is possible with the 
>>Nedap voting machine. "Everything can be manipulated," the 
>>Dutch company says. However, it says the machine is secured 
>>against deliberate manipulation. In general, Nedap says, 
>>manipulation is much more difficult than with 'paper' elections.
>>The Chaos Computer Club says the machines do not meet 
>>standards under German law and shouldn't be used until 
>>citizens can rest assured that their votes are securely and 
>>accurately processed.(r)
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