[E-voting] [a.oostveen@rathenau.nl: BREAKING NEWS]

Aengus Lawlor aengusl at eircom.net
Tue Oct 31 11:48:19 GMT 2006


On Tuesday, October 31, 2006 6:16 AM [EDT],
Michael McMahon <michael at hexmedia.com> wrote:

> Aengus Lawlor wrote:
>> On Monday, October 30, 2006 1:02 PM [EDT],
>> Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
>>
>>> And in English;
>>>
>>> http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/30/europe/EU_GEN_Netherlands_Voting_Machines.php
>>>
>>
>> The article says that permission to use machines made by Sdu NV has
>> been withdrawn, because it has been demonstrated that you can
>> eavesdrop on them by picking up the electronic "noise" they generate.
>>
>>  The government on Monday banned the use of one common type of
>>  computer voting machine, fearing that secret ballots may not
>>  be kept secret. It ordered a review of all electronic machines
>>  after the Nov. 22 election.
> some more information in the following register article
>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/31/dutch_votingmachines_inadequate/

"Nedap says it is currently installing new microchips and software to 
prevent hackers manipulating the votes".

New microchips and software, 3 weeks before the election.

They've obviously been subject to stringent quality control and review, 
then.

It will be interesting to find out how much Nedap are charging the 
government in the Netherlands for this work!

Aengus 




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