Thursday, September 14, 2006

Princeton Researchers Create Vote-Rigging Virus

Princeton researchers have uncovered serious vulnerabilities in the widely used Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine. From the abstract to their paper:
"... an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute could install malicious code; malicious code on a machine could steal votes undetectably, modifying all records, logs, and counters to be consistent with the fraudulent vote count it creates. An attacker could also create malicious code that spreads automatically and silently from machine to machine during normal election activities — a voting-machine virus.
The site includes a ten-minute demo video showing the process in action.

Mickeleh's Take: No reason to suppose that folks who routinely practice vote suppression, push-polling, intelligence cooking, harsh interrogations (not torture), misleading, outright lying, warrentless domestic spying would actually steal elections outright, is there? They believe in Democracy, don't they? Oh, yes, but they also believe that those who question them are aiding the enemy.

Active discussion on Kos in Jules Siegel's diary.

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