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November 25, 2005
Hack Away

California's e-voting system is about to be subject to a massive hacking attack, and California is happy about it. It's a test to see if the system is as vulnerable as claimed.

Or, as already proven.

Last May, Hursti and another computer security expert tested a Diebold system for the elections supervisor in Leon County, Fla. They quickly broke into the system, changed the voting results and inserted a new program that flashed the message "Are we having fun yet?" on the computer screens.

"Granted the same access as an employee of our office, it was possible to enter the computer, alter election results and exit the system without any physical record of this action,'' said Ion Sancho, the election supervisor, in a report on the county's Web site.

And don't forget Ohio.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:30 AM


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