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Sequoia Voting Machines Hacked to Play Pac-Man

Sequoia, Diebold... e-voting has a long way to go.
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This is your Sequoia touch-screen voting machine with Pac-Man hacked onto it without disturbing any of the "tamper-evident" seals supposedly meant to protect it from hackers...

Apparently, they put tamper seals on the ports and plugins, but NOT the case itself. Therefore, the university was able to just dismantle the machine and connect on the inside instead. Pathetic attempt Sequoia, just pathetic.


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Judge Supresses Report on Voting Machine Insecurity

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Just great.

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How to Hack a Diebold Voting Machine – Picture

I found this picture on Digg.com that has an easy 5 step process to hacking the voting machines to do your bidding. Remember when you go to vote soon, to thank your state's voting commission if they are using these well known, hackable, substandard, and completely worthless machines. Better yet sue them for incompetence or corruption (or both). Tags: , , ,

Colorado E-Voting Machines Decertified

Well good. (H/T to slashdot for the link) Tags: , ,

Ohio E-Voting Report: Surprise! It Doesn’t Work!

I should make a song. I'll call it "Duh" and repeat the word "duh" over and over. Then I'll send it to all the state election boards who have been using e-voting. Here's an excerpt from Ars Technica's writeup of this startling revelation:
To put it in every-day terms, the tools needed to compromise an accurate vote count could be as simple as tampering with the paper audit trail connector or using a magnet and a personal digital assistant," Brunner said in a statement. Note that Brenner here is describing machines that have been in use in Ohio since before the 2004 presidential election. This isn't some glimpse of how bad things might be in November 2008. It's a look at how bad they've been all along.
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E-voting Lawsuit to Hit All 50 States

As it should. No better way to encourage voters than to give them e-voting machines that have been proven faulty. Yeah… I really feel my vote counts now. Anyway, let’s hope a well placed lawsuit or two can set them back on the right track. Tags: ,

E-Voting Guidelines Released

Finally, some federal guidelines for e-voting have been released. Of course, they’re voluntary so we’ll see if they actually do any good. Tags: ,

US Election Assistance Commission Releases E-Voting Guidelines for Public Review

I don't know what authority or noteriety this group has, but if you want to have a say in what their recommendations for e-voting guidelines are, now's your chance. (H/T to slashdot for the link) Tags: ,

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